I’ve just loaded the second ‘Cyclopolitans in Italy’ video to Youtube. In this episode, we succeed in the ‘sister intercept’ mission and the Bromptons meet a couple of other bikes … they were a little bit intimidated but I don’t think it shows! Then they meet some trucks on the way to the ferry but again stand their […]

Here is the beginning of our most fabulous Netherlands experience …

After Toulouse, we took the train north and headed for the Ardennes with Belgium and the Netherlands to follow. Once we hit Paris again the temperature plummeted and we were once again battling rain and wind with intermittent very hot days of 30 degrees plus. I have been staggered how changeable the weather is from […]

We have reached Bordeaux now and have been enjoying a couple of days ‘à pied’ rather than ‘en vélo’. Our bodies have been complaining a bit given that we have done 7 days cycling without a rest day. My knees are a bit grumbly and the Husbands back is still giving him problems … he’s […]

I have just created a map to show our progress on the Trip and I will be adding to this over time. I have also put a ‘Route … so far’ button at the top of the website so you can pop back and see where we are at any time 🙂

I’m writing this overlooking a French allotment (for those in NZ, this is a patch of ground rented by a person to grow vegetables. The allotment is clustered with other allotments in a sort of community garden situation, but the produce of each allotment belongs to the renter of that allotment … although produce is […]

I’ve been taking lots of video footage but unfortunately by the time we have finished the day, I am absolutely stuffed and unable to do the video editing required to cut out all the boring and naff bits … who knew taking a year off would be so busy and exhausting! So … I decided […]