WELCOME! I've been cycling through the Southeast Valleys of Wales since 2010 and I can't say (or show) enough about the place. I just love it. So if you've got the interest and would like to spend some time... sit back and let me show you some of the fabulous places I've discovered.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Content Mangement

I've been pretty busy for the past couple of months. I've kicked up my longer rides trying to go a bit further north and west. Surprisingly enough, I got a call from Parkinson's UK to venture out the Vale of Glamorgan. You can see the results of that trip to Ogmore by the Sea as well as my last Sustrans ride below. I've rounded up some of the details from several other recent adventures along with my take on "humble-bragging" in my 100 Mile Club. Finally, I've thrown in a link to a retro bike from Pashley I quite fancy.
Thanks again for stopping by.

Parkinson's UK and the NGS
I was asked by Parkinson's UK to lead a group ride to promote their relationship with the National Garden Scheme. You can see some of the fun we had visiting seven unique gardens in my Special Event Gallery.

[ Read about the Parkinson's UK & the NGS Cycle Tour ]

Cordell Country Heritage Ride
I've moved on from volunteering for Sustrans, but you can read about my last lead ride from May of this year. It just happens to be one of my favourites too! See the gang and fabulous weather we shared in this Special Event.

[ Read about the Cordell Country Heritage Ride ]

2017 100 Mile Club
Many may laugh at the extent of which I track my cycling... but cycling is what I do AND I also enjoy a good spreadsheet. You can view the dirty details in one subcategory of which I am particularly proud.

[ View the 2017 100 Mile Club ]

Fochriw Highlands & Taf Valley Report
I continue to write reports on my adventures for Ride with GPS. Take a look at the stylish layout offered by RwGPS stylish in my latest installment covering a unique route along the Gelligaer Common as well as a tasty section of the Taff Trail.

[ View the Fochriw Highlands & Taf Valley Report ]

Pashley Retro Racer
I've been "eye-ballin'" this beauty for a while. One day maybe I'll have one for myself. Meanwhile, I thought I'd share the love.

[ View the Pashley Retro Racer ]

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

It's good to chat...

The day started rather chilly and grey, but by noon the sun was out and it turned into a glorious summer day. And it's not often that all the Kingfishers are out together! Overall a fabulous day.

Ivor, Eric, John, Phil, Brian, & Graham

Heading into Caerleon along the Usk at high tide.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Parkinson's UK & The National Garden Scheme Cycle Tour

It's come about quickly, but we've got a lovely cycle tour planned for Sunday 28 May.

Lesley Jenkins and her husband Mike (not pictured), welcomed me at their
lovely garden during the pre-ride planning day.

I made the ride last Sunday to learn the route and find all the destinations. I can testify that it's F A B U L O U S ! I've written out the agenda along with some additional details in the Events section of the blog. [ Read more about this event... ]

If you've got the time and inclination, come on out. It's gonna be a blast!


☞  Read how Parkinson's UK and the National Garden Scheme are working together, click here.

☞  To find a garden within the National Garden Scheme near you, click here.