Dorset Equipment Testing / Getting Muddy

  We headed out on a wet and gusty morning to get in a bit of riding in preparation for our Dorset trip this February. Suited and booted in a few new items of clothing, more suitable for adverse weather, the ride was not as bad as it could’ve been. It was a good test of…

A glimpse into the shade-world

A short trip has been in the planning for quite some time now. We are embracing the colder months, setting off on a number of day-rides between now and February, and embarking on a weeks riding and exploring on the South Coast in Dorset. We have chosen Dorset, not only for its natural beauty, but…

HLS: A mute and detached domain

On Sunday at 5:30pm I met with Adam and Allegra to go and explore Huntingdon Life Sciences old headquarters – a dilapidated building on acres of ground just between Huntingdon and St Ives. The plan was hatched over a few drinks in the Falcon one evening and before we knew it the day had come…

Probably time to do some training…

It’s now only 2 months(ish) until we leave on our journey to conquer the three peaks, and about time we do a little training, to get used to being in the saddle for long hours every day. Unfortunately for us we chose a pretty horrendously windy day for our first proper training ride of the…

Invictus: Ride to Cockayne Hatley

Originally posted on May Your Shadow Lengthen:
I had been reading up on local history, not just Cambridgeshire but neighbouring counties too. After stumbling across a few interesting stories I discovered that the poet William Henley had his ashes interred in the grounds of a quaint church located near ancient Potton Wood in Bedfordshire. After…

Jaunt to Ivinghoe Beacon

Huntingdon to Ivinghoe 100ish Miles – 8th / 9th February 2015 It’s been a little while since we’d done any riding of substantial distances with weight on the bikes, since we’d been to Wales almost 5 months back if we’re honest (We will finish the blog series on that soon, promise). So, we decided we’d…