Gritty Glasgow

Yep, Glasgow has grit! I don’t mean that in a derogatory way, just in a personality sort of way. If Edinburgh is the elegant lady, then Glasgow is her bodyguard. This city has a personality that’s gritty and edgy and street wise. It’s definitely a city with a big city feel - lots of people,... Continue Reading →

Road Trip in the Road Ship

Apologies for this epic blog post. A few days in the highlands without wifi has again meant a fairly sizeable post to catch up on things. Buckle we go... Tuesday, June 30 These are the voyages of the Road Ship Enterprise. Our mission…to boldly go where no short and tall Tasmanian touring cyclists with... Continue Reading →

Forward on Four Wheels

Saturday, June 27 As much as it pains us, today was our first day of travelling with an extra pair of wheels. I started the day with a run and set off at 5:30 in the morning for a leisurely 10K along the path we had ridden in on. I ran through woodland and looked... Continue Reading →

Weather – 1 / Cyclists – Nil

That's a woeful scorecard isn't it. A terrible effort. The home team was definitely the winner and the visitors got a flogging. We pedalled off into the Edinburgh streets this morning, weaving and whizzing through the peak hour Friday morning traffic. The sky was grey but it was mild and humid, so it felt like... Continue Reading →

Elegant and Eclectic Edinburgh

Wednesday, June 24 Farewell, goodbye, auf wiedersehen, adieu… This morning was a morning of goodbyes. Goodbye to Len and Pauline, goodbye to our wee hoose, goodbye to a comfy couch, goodbye to heat with the flick of a switch, goodbye to a comfy bed, goodbye to sitting at a table, goodbye to a kitchen, goodbye... Continue Reading →

These Hills Were Made for Climbing

Well, I think our philosophy has become “see a hill…climb it!” because we tackled another one today. Today was again spent at a fairly leisurely pace and we didn’t do too much, so as a reflection of that slower day, this blog post will be less an account of the different things we did and... Continue Reading →

News Flash!

Stop the presses! Contact Sky News, BBC, ITV, ABC, CNN and the Upper Tewksbury Chronicle! Prepare to be astonished, amazed, astounded and just plain gobsmacked! Da da da da da daaaaaa…Steve bought some trousers today! More on that lead story later. This morning was delightful. We didn't have to be anywhere, we didn't have to pack... Continue Reading →

Rail, Running and Rugging Up

Saturday, June 20 Today was the day…train day! The sort of day I dread! Let’s see how things go with our maiden journey with British Rail! We started the day slowly and walked the bikes through Chesterfield town to pick up some travel food and then rode the mere 1km to the train station. The... Continue Reading →

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