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 4: Back to Plan ‘A’!

Day 4: Wednesday June 20th – Back to Plan ‘A’! Blog log: 378 kilometres today – 1,051 total so far. Straight to Day 4? Torrential rain began on Monday evening and carried on all night, and carried on drizzling all day on Tuesday . . . making it pointless to ride in the mountains. So … Continue reading

Day 2: no nonsense nadgery in Navarre!

Day 2: a ‘circuit’ of Navarre Blog log: 285.5 kilometres ridden today – 673 total so far. I should have known better; clouds rolling over mountain passes mean only one thing – rain on the far side and fog at the ‘summit’! But ever onwards ever upwards. My plan was ro reach the coast at … Continue reading

Day 1: a pootle up the Pyrenees

Day 1: La Pobla de Segur to Ochagavia Blog log: 387.5 kilometres ridden today. Off at last! After the HISS event at the end of May time flew by with little spare for planning, so this trip is very much a seat-of-the-pants thing with only outline plans made. First observation is what a change it … Continue reading

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