I’ve just returned from a week of cycling around the island of Cyprus. Here is a list of the kit and equipment I took on the adventure. It is slightly modified due to the temperature of Cyprus in August. In short – less warm kit, more water. I didn’t take a tent as I just […]
WALKING OR CYCLING: WHICH IS BEST FOR ADVENTURE? 1 The time was 8:23 pm on a grim, pitch-black winter night in the North of England. My back is aching. There are blisters between my toes and Storm Barbera is battering the UK. The relentless gale force winds were blowing the rain horizontally into my face […]
I joined the Army with the sole intention of deploying on operations and leading soldiers into combat. My opportunity to deploy on operations came in 2014 when I was deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan. In 2014, the large-scale combat operations the British Army had been conducting were coming to an end and the government […]
I have finally bothered to edit the footage I took from last summers Busking to Belfast adventure. Your comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated. Enjoy!
This was my first real solo adventure. I usually have a Platoon of men to command or a friend to travel with. This time my partner was the bicycle and a ukulele. Cycling through Yorkshire was a real unexpected highlight of the trip. As a Yorkshire man, I almost take the beauty of my home […]
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end” Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness I often spend my days dreaming up ideas for new adventures. One of my favourite parts of a new adventure is the planning phase. Checking routes […]
“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” Sherlock Holmes author, Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American, 1896 After spending the […]