From the Velo Odyssey with Love

This year I got to have an two-week adventure in France with my daughter and it was every bit as fabulous as I had hoped. We started in Bordeaux on one of the hottest days of July. Getting out of the city is often the most tricky part so we rolled the bikes on the…

My Kit List (for cycle-camping geeks only)

Further to my post slow-cycle-what-to-pack-for-cycle-touring. Da da da! After days, weeks and months of agonising I’m ready for the next adventure… This year’s top picks: massive green tent aka the marquee cargo net self-inflating air roll mat (grey) summer sleeping bag (blue) cooking kit* (minus stove this time so I WILL go to the local…

Free-wheeling in France

Why I needed to cycle slowly through the sunflowers… After years of multi-tasking took their toll on my health; my husband’s on-line affair with a Mexican beauty triggered divorce and liberation.  I was free to follow my heart to glide through fields of gold on a bicycle! Taking it Slowly My journey started with the…

Why There’s Nuffin like a Puffin

Puffins flap like crazy. They’re amazing little fluffkins with a torpedo-shaped body and orange legs. Seeing them last weekend at the RSPB Bempton brought a tear to my eye. Mostly because my dearly loved aunt Stella who passed away in April had wanted to see them before she died. Sadly whilst she never got the…

Grand Day Out with Endeavour

From the land-locked industrial backstreets of Sheffield, it is just an easy-going train ride east to Bridlington on a glorious sunny day. Of course, you can’t always plan the weather, you can only cross your fingers and wish for the best. And so it was…a typically grey, misty and cold morning that we gathered on…

Thank You

I have been lucky enough to work with a charity called Endeavour this year. The illustration below was created by one of our fabulous learners along with the inscription, “Thank you for helping us to find our space – Class of 2019“… So chuffed with that and yes, a little teary with lump in my…

Profundity or Profanity? Thoughts on Summer Cycling by Indigo Kelly- Forest

Profundity was always my aim. To roll endlessly, allowing my true intellectual capacity to flow freely into the universe. Enlightening my inner adventurer to absorb the immeasurable. This is considerably easier on my trusty two-wheeled tourer, meandering through the cornucopia of cultures which is Europe. I, am European. The unitiatiated observer may well consider my…

Short Story Competition Winner

Through volunteering at Clumber Park, a National Trust property in the Midlands, I became interested in organising a short story competition with the title, “The Bridge”. I piloted the competition with young learners at Endeavour, based in Burngreave, Sheffield. This is the winning entry written by Lorena who has been a student at Endeavour since…