March 6, 2019

The thing I like about cycling generally is that you can observe so much more from the saddle than through a car window. The thing I like, specifically, when riding to and from the ‘beaches’ is the complete reverence with which the locals treat the D Day Memorial event...

February 7, 2019

It’s almost time to rumble and the roads are getting ‘safe-ish’ - it’s time to get your number 1 chum out of moth-balls and onto the open road for some proper big road cycling. However, if you have been cycling indoors for the winter months it is as well to get your ma...

January 10, 2019

Many people have instructed me on meditation and its profound benefits. Wherever you look on the well-being or mindfulness shelf (whether physical or digital) there is an abundance of information. From Goan Yoga retreats to Zen Buddhist master classes there is a pletho...

January 2, 2019

As we come up to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, our thoughts often drift toward that beautiful area of France where the seismic and impactful events took place. Cycling along the coastal road to where the landings were made, I find it difficult to imagine the scenes fr...

October 28, 2018

You would think it is quite easy – just ride down to the port and push your bike onboard? Simple – n’ est-ce pas?  Well it would and should be but ideally the guys operating need to be a tiny bit more user friendly than they are at present. On the whole it is not a com...

October 22, 2018

Our last tour tour of the year proved an intimate little affair where our two cycling couples shared a beautiful little cottage in the Normandy countryside in a very French hamlet called Dangy. Coming in on the 'red-eye' ferry at the relatively early hour of 6.15 am th...

September 25, 2018

Sadly our August cycling tour had to be curtailed as I was somewhat incapacitated by a broken ankle. This was not a cycling related injury and neither was it drink-related – merely a disastrous effect of neglecting my morning stretching regime. I actually stepped down...

July 29, 2018

Breathtakingly beautiful cycling doesn’t quite do it justice. However, if you are lucky enough to be cycling through Normandy or Brittany at the right time you might just get lucky and hit ‘pay dirt’ – as we did! The Normandy peninsula can be a capricious mistress and...

July 15, 2018

Normally my blogs reserve themselves to the rides, the stay and the experience of the WAMC adventures. However I seldom go cycling on any of our popular routes without being reminded of recent (and ancient history) as our group passes through some of the ‘way-points’ t...

June 15, 2018

Our D-Day Memorial Tour

Our objective for this tour was to take in some of the more significant parts of Normandy and Brittany during D-Day memorial week. Our journey started once again from Portsmouth but this time on the fast ferry which only took three and half...

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