For information about my forthcoming book on cycling Land's End to John o'Groats please go to the page entitled Mud, Sweat and Gears
Hello and welcome to my blog. I thought it would be nice to write about the things I like to do most of all: cycling slowly, walking aimlessly and boating when I can scrounge a trip. I used to own a narrowboat and am looking for another one so if you have one that you no longer want please go to the contact page.
I have a very old Dawes Horizon that I treat abominably and never clean. I would like to get a new bike but my bike and me, we go back a while and I am wary of having to start all over again. We got to know each other pretty well when we cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats together in 2009. I wrote a book about the journey called Mud, Sweat and Gears which will be out in March 2012.
I was born in Bristol, England, quite a long time ago. I have, along a somewhat shambolic career trajectory, somehow managed to collect a BA Hons (1st) in history/politics, a Diploma in Law and a First Aid certificate.
I currently live in Keynsham, Somerset with my daughter Anne and no pets since the hamster died and the cat moved out. (I don't think these events were connected although I cannot be sure. The cat was looking decidedly shifty, but then, cats always look like that.)