It always amazes me how little spare time you have when you’re travelling. Surely not working should equate to lots of spare hours in the day. Maybe we are doing it wrong but our days are really busy. From the minute we wake up, we start – breaking camp, packing everything away, breakfast, making a […]

We have a plan! After much deliberation and weighing up all the options and variables, we came up with this: head along the Loire river to Saumur on the EV6 then follow the Vienne river down to Poitiers, next cross over to the EV3 and head down to Angouleme. After that, follow the Charente river […]

We have stopped for a couple of days in Angouleme and at last I have had time to put together the video of us picking up our bikes and flying to the UK 🙂

The train and ferry journeys to France were thankfully quite uneventful but did highlight just how much stuff we have and how heavy it is … and/or just how feeble I am having spent two years behind a desk. It was a very long day of hauling panniers and bikes on and off trains, across […]

We arrived at Heathrow and anxiously waited for our luggage – our fingers were crossed that the $2 shop Chinese laundry bags tied up with washing line had held up to the job and that the bike boxes were in one piece and and not spewing bike parts. A big sigh of relief as they all […]

After Denver we headed over to Eugene to pick up our Bike Friday bikes and some camping bits and pieces from Backcountry Gear. Unfortunately, this meant another run through LAX airport. We thought that at least it was domestic travel and we were physically in the right time zone this time … but no better […]

‘The Husband’ has joined the creative endeavour that is this blog. Below is his inaugural post … Mere days away from departure on Cyclopolitans Trip 2.0 I managed to complete knitting my very first jumper! This had been 18 months in the making – but spurred on by the Etsy-like industry of The Wife who was frenziedly sewing […]