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 13: Back on the road

Sunday, July 10th Portugal. Blog-log: Kilometres from ‘Go’:  3381.9 (369.9 today) Location, Camping Lamas de Minho, Serra da Peneda, Portugal I’d worked out a cross-country route to the very north of Portugal which had an added advantage of passing through Spain on the way, the advantage being both to stock up on reasonably priced petrol … Continue reading

Day 11: Sierra de Gredos to Serra da Estrella, Portugal

Friday, July 9th Portugal. Blog-log: Kilometres from ‘Go’: 2881.1 (389.9 today) Location: Camping Toca da Raposa, Serra da Estrella, Portugal The last night in the Gredos the minimum temperature fell to below 5º, no joke even with my good sleeping bag, wearing long johns, etc. Furthermore I’d not had much sleep or rest at all … Continue reading

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