Wheeling to Whitstable

Greeted with glorious morning sunshine Rochester was ours to explore. We cycled through streets hiding clusters of Tudor buildings, and headed towards the shadows of Rochester Castle.  It stood towering over the town looking all dark and gloomy like a powerful old King. We spent the morning acting like children let loose in a playground.Continue reading “Wheeling to Whitstable”

Wandling along the Wandle trail

Are there times when you want to cycle along on your bicycle at a slower pace and enjoy your surroundings? –  At times, this can be quite difficult in the busy streets of London. Well, the other day I discovered a trail in south London that allowed me to pedal along like a slithering snailContinue reading “Wandling along the Wandle trail”

The Playful Plym Valley – Devon

Summer has arrived and a rough plan is made to explore some of the many cycle trails in Devon and Cornwall.  With our bicycles tied to our trusty bike rack the boyfriend and I head south-west by car to the coast.  The city of Plymouth is to be our first stop.  There is a cycle path there calledContinue reading “The Playful Plym Valley – Devon”

The Taff Trail Finale – Wales (part 2)

The ‘ Taff Trail ‘ was happily guiding us into the town of Merthyr Tydfil.  The rain was relentless.  We were shivering with cold, our clothes squeaked with water, our bodies and bikes were splattered with mud.  It wasn’t soon before the Cefn Coed Viaduct greeted us like a friendly giant.  It was a remarkable piece of architecture that towered above us.Continue reading “The Taff Trail Finale – Wales (part 2)”

A Welsh beauty – the Taff Trail (Part 1)

The Welsh city of Cardiff seemed desolate and empty at 8am on a Saturday morning.  Grey skies loomed overhead as I helped untie the bicycles from the back of the car.  The air was chilly as my boyfriend and I cycled to the bus station with our panniers squashed with extra clothes just incase it rained.  OnceContinue reading “A Welsh beauty – the Taff Trail (Part 1)”

The Crab and Winkle Way

Where do you go with your bicycle when the sun shines in the U.K? You go to the seaside! A few months before the cycle I read about the ‘Crab and Winkle Way’ a six-mile disused railway line which runs between the towns of Canterbury and Whitstable.  In 1830, Canterbury and Whitstable Railway was atContinue reading “The Crab and Winkle Way”