Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everybody – to get you into the spirit of imagining your walks and rides for next year here’s a calendar of views all from the Lakes, and all from this lockdown year. January – the first snow of the New Year on Blencathra Staying with friends near Troutbeck, we woke upContinue reading “Happy New Year”

London National Park City 1st anniversary

To celebrate the first anniversary of London becoming the world’s first National Park City this week, the National Park City Foundation are holding an online event to showcase 100 people who are doing things to make London greener, healthier or wilder. 100 diverse voices, speaking on a wide range of topics and from every cornerContinue reading “London National Park City 1st anniversary”

Virtual Worlds versus Virtual Cycling

One of the challenges of being locked down and shielded is that I can’t go out on my bike at all. Fortunately I bought a smart trainer just before they disappeared out of the stores so I’ve got a way of keeping fit, although it doesn’t replicate the feel and freedom of being on aContinue reading “Virtual Worlds versus Virtual Cycling”

Cycle Touring Festival

I’m really happy to be participating in the Virtual Cycle Touring Festival this weekend. A wide range of live and pre-recorded content has been pulled together for this event which replaces the cancelled CTF that was due to happen at the end of May. The programme can be found at https://cycletouringfestival.co.uk/virtualctf/ The theme of theContinue reading “Cycle Touring Festival”

The art of mapping

I love maps. I love reading them, l love interpreting them and I love creating them. There is a trick to getting enough information onto them to be informative without overfilling the screen with information. Just over 10 years ago, I went trekking in Bhutan. One of my fellow trekkers was a young Canadian. AsContinue reading “The art of mapping”

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