All posts under U.K. 2012

May Bank Holiday Weekend

So as you may or may not realize, Daisy (my Africa bike) has an uncertain future, and the certainty is resting mostly on selling her up.  However, this bank holiday weekend I spent a good while fixing her up for her up-coming MOT.  After changing the exhaust, wheels (more tread),[…]

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Horizons Unlimited Boycott

Horizons Unlimited After various years of being a Horizons Unlimited enthusiast, I felt it was time to defer to something a little less main-stream.  Granted the Horizons Unlimited events are usually good fun with plenty of things to see, people to talk to and usually great energy, despite the Ewan[…]

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100 Acre Wood

Hi all, after a great couple days in the lake district with my friend Noel, it was time to move on, seeing the weather was good due east (running theme of this trip) Noel and I road across the Yorkshire Dales to part ways at Ripon. My original idea was[…]

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Kendal

Yesterday saw a fantastic improvement on the journey! The cosy bunkhouse saw a slow start to the day which gave me plenty of time to study the map, noticing that Stockport was a destination on the map, remembering that my uni friend Georgie lived there, I sent out a text[…]

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the Peak District

Hi folk, after saying our farewells yesterday in Shrewsbury, the guys from motovlog.com and I separated our ways. I set forth for the hills… After what seems a relatively short drive in a gradually worsening weather day, I found myself dreading this whole trip. About 3 miles from Buxton, I[…]

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Shrewsbury

Hi all after the very heavy rain we had the night before in Snowdonia we slowly meandered (in convoy of 7) east and ended up circling in the area of Shrewsbury.  With just a few dramas on the way we finally made out into the dry and instantly felt the[…]

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A very wet Snowdonia

Well, what a day it has been! Last night’s campsite turned out sour, the road passing the campsite wad in constant use all night by trucks and the neighbouring helicopter airfield was doing night ops most of the night. Ooh well! This morning, I set off with Oxford in mind[…]

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Somewhere sooth of Oxford

So after a very slow day in which I didn’t leave home until 5 pm, I slowly made my way toward Reading, where I found myself a Decathlon and found my much sought after low camp chair….which believe it or not has been something I’d been hoping to find  since[…]

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Kent (vlogging with idle chatter)

Having a meeting in Chatham, Kent today, I decided to ride via the country lanes. Which is a 40 mile (64km) ride avoiding motorways.  It made for great riding, the weather was fabulous and I got lost various times but all in all made for a great day on the[…]

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