Over the Border

Yesterday I completed the eighth ride in my attempt to complete a Randonnee Round the Year – a 200k ride every calendar month for a year. My original plan had been to ride to my parents’ house for Christmas today (I did this last year and it was a little over 200k), but the forecast wasn’t…

Vegan New York – part 2

It’s been a really good couple of days exploring this amazing city. I think it’s fair to say that I could have made healthier choices with the food! But I’m not stressing about that. Yes, there were plenty of healthy vegan options available, but I really wanted to eat what I imagined to be ‘proper’…

Vegan New York – part 1

I’m visiting New York! It’s not a place I have ever been before, in fact this is my first ever trip outside Europe, so it’s pretty exciting. One thing I had been looking forward to most about New York was the food. Skyscrapers? Museums? Nah, just gimme the food! So far I have not been…

Vegan Junk-Food from VX London

A trip to London for work normally means buying something for the evening train ride home, and today was no exception. In the past I have normally got something uninspiring from a station supermarket – sandwich and crisps or similar. Today I had a bit of time before my train was due to leave, so…

Humber Bridge 200 Audax

A year ago I took part in my first audax. An audax is a non-competitive long-distance cycling event, with its origins in France. As I understand it, years ago cyclists in France would ride from one city to another and back again within a certain time-frame, bringing some sort of proof of having visited their…

Starting (at) The Journey

Lunch at The Journey in Newcastle seemed appropriate for the first day of this blog. It’s a place to get your bike fixed while drinking excellent coffee and eating veggie/vegan food – perfect! It’s home to two other things I like: Sustrans and Recyke y’bike, so thumbs-up to all that. The food is excellent. Moroccan…