Tagged: Mountains

All my posts that mention or include mountains in some way.

Climbing Sa Calobra – Mallorca

Recently we took the chance to get some winter sun by heading over to Mallorca for a long weekend with 3 days of riding.  We picked a good time as it snowed at home and the temperature in Mallorca crept up gradually to 21 degrees by the last day. By going at the end of January we managed to pay a visit before any of...

The Great Orme Llandudno North Wales

Climbing Around The Great Orme

I’ve always enjoyed riding in North Wales, places like Stwlan Dam and most of Snowdonia. Unfortunately this weekend I didn’t get to cover many miles but did get to have a solid go at some favourite climbs, including the Great Orme. This would be my first time in a couple of years. The Great Orme I love cycling round the Great Orme. I’ve been round...

Stwlan Dam

Climbing the Stwlan Dam Road

I’ve written about riding in North Wales before here, but the weather this weekend reduced us to just short blasts around points of interest such as Stwlan Dam. Stwlan Dam I’d wanted to ride up to Stwlan Dam ever since seeing it in Cyclist magazine a few years ago but always stayed too far away from it to ride there. Staying further south in Porthmadog...

Cycling up Snowdon on a Road Bike

I think it’s becoming obvious that I like to set myself a challenge and see what I can do with a bike. It started with various sportives, then a 200km Audax, then London to Paris in under 24 hours, trips across Belgium and now taking my bike to the highest point in England and Wales, Snowdon. I first mooted the idea to George in the...

A Brevet upon St Lucy’s Day – 200km Audax

A Brevet upon St Lucy’s Day – 200km Audax

I’ve written about Audaxing before here mentioning how relaxed and economical they are compared to Sportives. In an effort to keep me riding good distances throughout the winter I’ve signed up to be a fully paid up member of Audax UK so I can take part in the many rides available. This was my second ever Audax, with the first one being a short leisurely...

Cycling in France – Summer 2014

Cycling in France – Summer 2014

It’s been brought to my attention that I’ve neglected to write-up my experience of cycling in France this Summer. Something I shall attempt to rectify now… I stayed with my grandparents in a gîte on top of a hill overlooking the town of Figeac in the central part of Southern France. Figeac is a fair way from most of the usual British tourist trail and...