I Hope It Won’t Be Too Hot

August 17 - Gorey to Waterford Sunshine! Yep, we were greeted this morning, most definitely, by sunshine! We stepped outside and soon realised that sunshine doesn’t necessarily mean it will be warm, because it wasn’t. A definite nip in the air and a partying wind a blowin’ but clear skies and it all looked set... Continue Reading →

Hills Are Easy When…

August 16 - Dublin to Gorey Hills are easy when you have an extra pair of wheels. Hills are also easy when you have an engine. We did the hills easy today. Today we implemented Stage 2 of our cunning plan, so today was day one of the “Van Plan”. If there was going to... Continue Reading →

Are You 7 Feet Tall?

August 13 - Portadown to Dublin Another ripper ride today. More sunshine! Fabbo! More memorable meetings with people. More scenery and…we implemented Stage 1 of our cunning plan… We rode out of Portadown under clear skies and sunshine, but with a definite bite in the air. It was chilly and a breeze was blowing, but... Continue Reading →

Finding The Hidden Stories

August 11 - Belfast  “I’m just going down here.” [2 minutes later]…”I’m just going down here.” That was me, leaving Steve behind as I continued ducking and diving down alleys and laneways, freestyling around the backstreets of Belfast.  Our Sunday began with the practicalities…laundry and research. We spent time in the laundrette with the other... Continue Reading →

On Wheels And Waves We Go

August 8-9 Liverpool to Belfast Time to head over the water to Irish shores. We rode through Albert Dock to board the early ferry ‘cross the Mersey in order to catch the big ferry over the Irish Sea. The ferry came in and was chokka block with cyclists and commuters and I watched the man... Continue Reading →

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