My name’s Michael and I’m starting this blog to share my cycle-based adventures. I don’t think there’s a better way to travel the world than at the speed of a bicycle, and hopefully posting here will be helpful to others who might be tempted to set off on their own.
The adventure started for me when my brother and I travelled to Spain in 2008, to cycle from Malaga over the Puerta del Viento to Ronda, continuing through the El Chorro gorge before returning to Malaga. It was a wonderful trip although beset with problems. With no map, navigation was problematic, we spoke no Spanish so struggled with communication, and my brother’s Road bike had perpetual punctures. At only 200km it wasn’t a long trip, but throwing ourselves in at the deep end taught us everything we needed to know about cycle-touring: for me, that I loved it!
Since then I’ve enjoyed cycling in the Islands off the West Coast of my home country of Scotland – I’m particularly fond of the Isle of Mull and the Outer Hebrides. I’ve also looked to continue exploring further afield with trips to the Cote D’Azur in France and, in November 2016, the High Atlas mountains in Morocco. I’m currently planning a 5 week trip down the American Pacific Coast, I’ll let you know how I get on!
All the best,