6 Tips for Planning an Enjoyable Bike Ride

I don’t find it too difficult to plan a bike ride, but I do find it difficult to have faith in my planning skills. I’m terrible for underestimating the steepness and length of hills – last Sunday I spent 20 minutes of a 3 hour ride going up one, incredibly long, steep hill – and I’m equally awful at remembering to let my stomach have a say in the preparation.

Every time I go out for a jaunt and forget something, I think, ‘the moment I get home I will write a damn checklist!’

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Hiking up High Willhays and Yes Tor: Dartmoor’s Highest Point

Hiking up High Willhays and Yes Tor: Dartmoor’s Highest Point

High Willhays is predominantly notable for its height and not much else. To look at, it's not much. It's upstaged by its sister, Yes Tor, a stone's throw north and …
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Cycling Dartmoor’s Granite Way

Cycling Dartmoor’s Granite Way

How does an easy, mostly flat and exceedingly pleasant bike ride along Dartmoor’s north western edge sound to you? Absolutely ideal? Yeah, I thought so. Welcome to the Granite …
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Naples: a City of Grit and Bones

Naples: a City of Grit and Bones

We roam the streets for the atmosphere alone. It’s frenetic and keeping a straight line is impossible. Every few seconds I’m dodging scooters, other tourists and even cars. …
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Cycling the Grand Western Canal from Tiverton to Holcombe Rogus

Cycling the Grand Western Canal from Tiverton to Holcombe Rogus

As Devon bike rides go, cycling the Grand Western Canal from Tiverton is an exceptionally beautiful one. 22 miles and flat, it's a slice of paradise that I'd never known existed.
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