To Mendoza: Pushin’ On

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Argentina, Chile, Cycling, South America | One Comment
To Mendoza: Pushin’ On

Sat next to the roaring log fire, the sound of rain drums on the roof and patters on the window pane. The weather forecast for the next 10 days looks equally dismal and depressing. It seems that Chile and my native Calderdale arent that dissimlar when it comes to winter weather. I spend a further […]

The Lake District: Autumn Leaves, Asphalt and a Volcano

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Argentina, Chile, Cycling, South America | 8 Comments
The Lake District: Autumn Leaves, Asphalt and a Volcano

As the days grow gradually cooler Autumn leaves gather on the ground. A daily reminder that winter slowly approaches. It is a slow spin out of Trevelin in to strong head winds and squalls of rain in Los Alerces National Park. Feeling unwell I slow things down and ride some shorter days, seeking sanctuary and […]

Carretera Austral: A Ripio Odyssey

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Chile, Cycling | 2 Comments
Carretera Austral: A Ripio Odyssey

The construction of the Carretera Austral under General Pinochet aimed to connect remote communities in Chilean Patagonia as tensions escalated during the Beagle Channel conflict in the 1970s. Today it remains a grand feat of engineering linking the remote and isolated communities of Puerto Montt in the north with Villa O’Higgins in the south.¬†Perhaps a […]

Patagonia: The Windy Bit. Punta Arenas to El Chalten

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Argentina, Chile, Cycling | 3 Comments
Patagonia: The Windy Bit. Punta Arenas to El Chalten

Last minute purchases in Punta Arenas enable me to carry extra food and water after my struggle through Tierra Del Fuego. The Carradice saddle bag proving a trusty capacious companion adeptly allowing me to burden it with yet more stuff. As the worst of the winds subside, Anita an Austrialian cyclist and I roll out […]

Cycling the Americas

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Cycling, Panamerica | 5 Comments

Update Plans change for better or worse: Cycling in the Himalayas Original Post Ask me at any point in time and I can reel off a list of different trips, races and adventures I’d love to do. Motivation for some pass whilst others stick no matter how stupid they are and you revisit them time […]

Kathmandu Valley Mountain Biking

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Cycling | No Comments

A week after returning from my trip to Nepal this film appeared as part of Singletrack Magazine’s mid week movie feature. Whilst its not the most ‘fnarr’ type mountain biking film you’ll ever see it illustrates what great mountain biking exists in and around the Kathmandu Valley. The couple of days mountain biking I did […]