My Adventures

I love adventures. Sometimes they’re fun in the moment, other times they’re more of the Type 2 variety… or possibly even Type 3. But something always compels me to keep going back. Here is a fairly comprehensive list of what I’ve done and where I’ve been… so far.

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – (Bilbo) J.R.R. Tolkien

Current Projects:

Big Adventures:

Smaller Adventures:

The Kind of Adventures I Do…

I’m basically up for anything adventurous (except jumping out of planes, or off bridges with an elastic band around my leg). My main thing is mountains, but I love cycling as a way to see the world.

Long Distance Routes I have Completed

By Bicycle

  • Danube Cycle route from Passau to Vienna
  • Loire Cycle Route (full length), France
  • Jura Cycling Route, Switzerland – from Basel to Geneva
  • The Rhine Cycle Route (source to sea) – EV 15
  • Atlantic Coast Route EV 1 – from Nantes to St Nazaire and somewhere north of Nantes to Roscoff
  • North Sea Cycle Route EV 12 – from Harwich to London (ish)
  • Alpe Adria Cycle route – from Salzburg to the Adriatic Sea
  • Wild Atlantic Way – from Cork to about Tralee, plus some off-piste!

On foot

  • The Two Moors Way (leading a group)
  • Shropshire Way (Ludlow to Shrewsbury)
  • Dartmoor Way
  • Abbotts’ Way
  • Lych Way
  • Welsh 3000s
  • Walkers’ Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt

And I’ve done bits and pieces or sections of:

  • Pennine Way
  • South Downs Way
  • West Highland Way
  • Snowdonia Slate Trail
  • South West Coast Path
  • Offa’s Dyke Path
  • Hadrian’s Wall Path
  • Cumbria Way

Countries/Areas

The places I’ve visited. Usually on a bike or in the mountains.

  • Austria (Stubai, Innsbruck, Danube)
  • Belgium
  • Crete
  • Cyprus (Troodos)
  • France (much cycling, Maritime Alps, Chamonix)
  • Germany
  • Ireland (Southern Peninsulas, Reeks District, Ring of Kerry etc)
  • Italy (Dolomites, Mercantour National Park, Lake Garda)
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta (inc. Gozo and Comino)
  • Netherlands
  • Slovenia (Julian Alps and Triglav)
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland (Jura cycling route, Bern area, Rhine, Valais)
  • USA

And of course the UK…

Mini Adventures:

aka bits of my life.

  • In a previous job I did a 20 mile cycle commute to work (and 20 miles back).
  • There are weeks when I spend almost every day on Dartmoor through Mountain Rescue and Ten Tors.
  • Once I walked 30 miles because I couldn’t be bothered to catch a bus.