30 Apr

HAYWAY podcast episode 5

Here’s our latest podcast on the banks of the River Dordogne in Bergerac. This week we talk about our impressions of French culture, we finally start drinking some wine and we discuss our underwear.

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24 Apr

Heavy Flowers – Blaudzun

An album with a gypsy feel, Dutch artist Blaudzun has an amazing voice that runs from melancholy to hope. The songs had plenty of momentum to keep me pedalling through the Netherlands. Fav track – We Both Know.

Thanks to Koen and Sabine for the recommendation!


18 Apr

Riding the Vennbahn

IMG_20150414_152657779_HDRThe 125km Vennbahn, or Fen-Rail, is a cycle path that follows the trail of a long since closed railway line. It runs from Aachen in Germany, through German-speaking Belgium to Troisvierges in Luxemburg. We spent two days cruising along its gently swooping curves and sloping gradients, partly pretending to be trains but mostly admiring beautiful countryside, villages and woodland. Read More

11 Apr

Peak blubber

One thing I have learned in the first week of our journey is that pretty much anyone can be a cycle tourist.

I’ve heard the likes of cycle touring blogger Tom Allen say you don’t have to be fit to do a tour, but I never really believed him.

My experience of cycling so far has been as a commuter where no training is required and as a sportive rider.  When preparing for sportive events you need to train for endurance, stamina and speed (if you are a show-off) and I’ve also learned nutrition is important to last an eight hour day in the saddle.

IMG_20150402_134001632 The needle just kept turning

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07 Apr

HAYWAY podcast episode 2

In breaking news this hour…we are actually doing this cycle trip thing. We left from London on April 4th and recorded the second episode of our podcast soon after we boarded the ferry at Harwich bound for the Netherlands.

As always your tips and feedback are welcome.