VCA Day 5: FINISHED!!

I’ve banged on about hills enough over the last couple of posts to get my point over. I won’t bore you, but we did start with another grueling hill. It was a really, really long hill. But, wow, it was worth it! Pictures tell a thousand words – just check out our descent!!! After that…

VCA Day 3: 101 miles

My bike maintenance course is going ever so well. I’ve learnt all sorts. Each day begins with a bike pump and a baby wipe; pumping up my tyres before wiping and scrubbing off as much mud and dust as I can in an attempt to make my bike look as shiny and new as all…

VCA Day 1: Sun cream? For rain?

Thanks to everyone who spotted I’d missed sun cream off my packing list. Didn’t need it though. Certainly not for day 1. So 3am alarm, 6am flight, 9am arrival in Munich then 3 trains to Fussen. First ever visit to Germany. Had to have a pretzel. So, train > flight > train > train >…

My bike challenge. An introduction.

Given how much I’ve been banging on about it recently, I think it’s about time I gave my cycling challenge a more substantial introduction. Next week I will be heading out to Munich with my bike and making my way, with a group of cyclists, to Venice via a rather ‘impressively undulating’ Alps route. My uncle…