World Cycle Race

WCR Day 6: Bike Paths, Borders & Bullets

WCR Day 6: Bike Paths, Borders & Bullets

Today was one of the best, and strangest days I’ve had yet, my issues with my Garmin navigation system have been well documented but this morning as it brought me through a hilly area between Homburg and Zweibrucken in Germany I heard a loud volley […]

WCR Day 5: Lost in Luxembourg

WCR Day 5: Lost in Luxembourg

I was a little late getting on the road this morning after struggling to get out of bed in Luxembourg. My legs were beginning to get really tired and took an hour this morning to reprogram my Garmin for the day ahead. I set off […]

WCR Day 4: Birthday in Belgium

WCR Day 4: Birthday in Belgium

Waking in yet another strange bedroom, it took a moment to realise where I was, Belgium, on what was my 33rd birthday. The two girls were sleeping in the double bed on the other side of the ridiculously large room as I saw it was […]

WCR Day 3: Crippled in the Capital

WCR Day 3: Crippled in the Capital

As I scoffed my breakfast at around 6:30am still half asleep, some of the revellers from the previous night’s festivities in the town of Aalst were only coming back to the hotel. They inhaled a breakfast and then dressed in various costumes, that I can […]

WCR Day 2: Crossing Borders

WCR Day 2: Crossing Borders

My alarm sounded like a shotgun going off inches from my head. I checked the time, 6:27 am. less than four hours sleep. I could see the sky was still pitch black through the small window high on the wall to my right hand side […]

WCR Day 1: Leaving London

WCR Day 1: Leaving London

I woke early in the Crown Moran Hotel, my hosts in London. Tommy Moran, the general manager of the hotel had invited myself, Louise and Sara the two girls who made up my support team to a posh fundraiser the previous evening in a city centre […]

Why I Decided To Pedal The Planet

Why I Decided To Pedal The Planet

“Why?” Three letters which form possibly the most important word in our entire world. As well as being the favourite word for most infants it’s the reason behind virtually every discovery ever made. How many apples had fallen from trees before Darwin asked ‘Why?’, how […]

No Longer Half The World Away

No Longer Half The World Away

It’s back to basics now after the short rest over the festive period and the gym sessions over the last few weeks have shaken off any cobwebs which might have developed.

My Plan to Pedal the Planet

My Plan to Pedal the Planet

Is that even possible? What’s your route? How long will it take? Are you crazy? These are the most common of the hundreds of questions I’ve been asked when I tell anyone I’m going to cycle around the world — and that I’m going to […]