Making a difference – sponsored ride for Cancer Research

It’s about time I started posting again so what better motivation than to help promote Graham Lampkin’s epic ride through Spain and France on his 1960 vintage Royal Enfield trials bike! Over the winter we’ve been working out his itinerary from Santander to the Pyrenees, passing through majestic scenery, some of Spain’s best and most … Continue reading

Day 5: Escape across the desert!

Day 5: Thursday June 21st – Escape across the desert! Blog log: 432 kilometres today – 1,483 total so far. I had to make a start getting nearer to the Maxitrail party on Saturday and was tempted to join them in their ride out in the morning. One post on their topic was suggesting a … Continue reading

Day 26: The Sierra de la Demanda

Saturday, July 23rd Blog-log: 6077.7 kilometres from ‘Go’ (420.7 ridden today) Location: Camping Entrerobles, Valdeavellano, Soria Soria is Spain’s least populated province with a population density of just 9 persons per square kilometre. The dominant landscape feature is the Sierra de la Demanda to the north of the capital, Soria itself, and over the border … Continue reading

Day 25: To the heart of Spain – the Sistema Ibérico

Friday, July 22nd Camping Entrerobles, Valdeavellano, Soria Bloglog: Kilometres from ‘Go’: 5743.4 (420.7 today) Today was another ‘long leap’ day to a completely different part of Spain, Soria province in the Sistema Ibérico, at the extreme east of Castilla-y-León. The ride was not only just about the longest in a single day, but I also … Continue reading

Day 21: To Cantabria and the Picos de Europa

Monday, July 18th Blog-log: Kilometres from ‘Go’: 5098.4 (277.7 today) Location: Casa Gustavo, Potes, Cantabria. When I arrived at Lago de Somiedo I was so impressed with the landscape I decided to have a non-bike day and walk the seven or so kilometres to the glacial lakes at the head of the valley, the Lagos … Continue reading

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