There are a number of things to consider when selecting a destination for a cycling holiday. Top of the googling ( I know this is not a proper word, its just one I’ve recently adopted, having had a lost in translation moment with an italian chap ) is usually the cycling terrain. The likely weather conditions are also an important consideration, and of course all the practical matters; getting there, bike hire etc. Continue reading “Cycling in Siracusa – Sicily”
Cycling in pursuit of happiness
The Danes are currently the world’s happiest people. Denmark has come top of The World Happiness Report for four years out of the last five. Note the most recent 2016 report placed the UK at 23rd on the happy scales. Continue reading “Cycling in pursuit of happiness”
Beware these are pretty bad, but ’tis the season to be jolly… Continue reading “Christmas crackers!”
I love speaking to other cyclists about their cycling adventures and favourite routes; overseas sportives and cycling holidays always interest me. Continue reading “Cycling chat”
What is the collective noun for a group of bicycles?
If a group of bicycles has riders, then the obvious answer is a peloton, or we could adopt the Italian term grupetto to name them collectively, but these terms really belong to the grand tours. Continue reading “What is the collective noun for a group of bicycles?”
A novel idea
I read this week that the wine merchant Corney & Barrow have teamed up with the Sunday Times wine critic Damian Barr, to create A Book and a Bottle. Each month the partnership choose a novel and recommend a wine to accompany it. Continue reading “A novel idea”
When is a hill a climb?
When can a ride up a hill be called a climb, and when is calling a hill a climb just showing off a little? Continue reading “When is a hill a climb?”
If you’re wondering…
The Small Hall is not named, as someone recently suggested, because my surname is Hall and I’m vertically challenged. My last name is Millar and I’m of average height. Continue reading “If you’re wondering…”
Coffee with a Dame
I believe a perfect cycle ride is not complete without a good coffee. Continue reading “Coffee with a Dame”