Or the Lofoten Islands, to be precise. Lofoten is firmly in the Arctic Circle, but thanks to the Gulf Stream, has the largest positive temperature anomaly in the world relative to latitude. Combined with the stunning scenery and low population, it seemed the perfect place to take the bike for a week of exploration. In […]



Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Sometimes you’re a tad ‘underfunded’ for a mini break. Those are the times when I like to grab a bivvy sack and find somewhere pleasant to go and get a terrible night’s sleep. Poring over an OS map a few weeks ago I’d spotted a […]

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Something for the weekend

I’m a little behind on updates – it’s been a hectic few months and there have been no audaxes. There has, however, been adventure. I’d been rethinking what makes me love ultra distance cycling and the inimitable Darren Franks offered the type of wisdom only he can: less badges, more fun. It’s never been about […]

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