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 […]

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 […]

Another wet-ish Saturday in Auckland and another video released into the digital world 🙂

So after our ‘holiday’ we headed over to Split, as predicted, and then after spending a couple of days checking out the town and meeting some lovely hosts in our Airbnb accommodation, we cycled up the coast to Zadir. We discovered that the Croatian transport people obviously went to the same school as the New […]

This is the last ‘Etape’ for France as we headed up into Belgium after this. In this video we are going along the Canal de Garonne and into the Ardennes region …

I’ve just uploaded the latest video to YouTube. In this episode, we ‘do’ the coast and discover some fab cyclopolitanate bits and pieces.

Here is the video about the wet part of our trip …

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 🙂