Chapter Closed

Emu Racing & Record Chasing is fully released. The book is available to buy in all the usual places (including Amazon), and the eBook is now live too. The launch event on Tuesday evening was a brilliant way to mark this occasion, and I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who came. It truly... Continue Reading →

Published

My book was officially released on Thursday. I was originally planning to write a long post about it, but I have since decided against that. Below is something I wrote on my Facebook page (for those that don't follow me on there); I think it sums up everything I need to say... My book was... Continue Reading →

Book Update – December 2018

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all well and haven’t forgotten about me... Last time I posted on here, I said that would keep you updated as things progressed with my book. Those of you who know me probably weren’t too surprised when this didn’t happen. Apologies for that, I do try, I promise. I did... Continue Reading →

Book Update – Sept 2018

Hello everyone... Unsurprisingly, this post comes a lot later than I had initially said it would. Thank you to anyone who reads this and is still subscribed to this blog. This is just a short update to let anyone interested know that things are finally in motion. Finishing my book took much longer than expected.... Continue Reading →

An Update – 2 Years Later

My previous blog post was written the day after I finished my trip. In it, I said that it wouldn’t be my last. I did not deliberately lie about that. I had every intention of following it up with a summary of the trip. However, when I sat down to write it, I had no... Continue Reading →

Day 172 – Fougères to Cherbourg

A bit of a milestone today really. Ok I haven’t ‘officially’ cycled around the world yet but I’m now leaving France and it feels a bit surreal. I am now in Poole and the ferry got in rather late, so despite a short day tomorrow, I’m keen to get to bed. (I probably should have... Continue Reading →

Day 171 – Cholet to Fougères

After almost 7 months, this is my last full night abroad... And I intend to spend as much of it as possible asleep... So yeah, you get the idea. I haven't quite got my head around that, maybe it's because I still have to cycle 100 miles tomorrow, and maybe something will sink in when... Continue Reading →

Day 170 – Pons to Cholet

Not an overly straightforward day today; and rubbish service at lunch meant we finished late and has therefore meant that I am also very late now as well. The ride today was good. Despite a few minor mishaps with the route heading off-road, it was enjoyable. I’m afraid I am beyond tired and my brain... Continue Reading →

Day 169 – Mimizan to Pons

I had the first rain of Leg 8 today. It wasn't too bad but it was far from the temperatures I faced a few days ago. The day improved as it went on really. Around halfway we hit Bordeaux, and whilst there were some very nice bits, it wasn't quite as pretty as expected. The final... Continue Reading →

Day 168 – Zumaia to Mimizan

Today has been a good day, although not everything went exactly to plan. The morning was fantastic, riding with someone else pretty much reminded me why cycling is so good. The scenery was, for the most part, very good as well. Riding through San Sebastián was pretty stunning but unfortunately I managed to fall off... Continue Reading →

Day 167 – Briviesca to Zumaia

Today has been a really good day. My legs took 80 kilometres to wake up so the morning was bit slow, but after that, it was brilliant. Spain suddenly became a very nice place to ride and I'm almost sad that I'm leaving it tomorrow... almost. I have now been joined by my Dad and... Continue Reading →

Day 166 – Valladolid to Briviesca

I woke up really tired this morning and it soon became apparent that the legs had not recovered from yesterday either. It's been quite a while since they've been that stiff actually. A pretty rubbish breakfast didn't help and once riding I instantly discovered that the wind was also doing everything it could to make... Continue Reading →

Day 160 – Utica to Bennington

I’ve been extremely unproductive in the mornings and evenings the last few days, and today is no exception. I think a lot of it could be down to complacency - which is something I really should have learnt to avoid by now. I have 150 miles left and honestly, there is a large part of... Continue Reading →

Day 159 – Canandaigua to Utica

Today has mostly been a good day. The weather (including the wind) was kind to me and I have decided that I actually quite like New York State (excluding Utica). The legs felt much more lively this morning and the relatively hilly terrain didn’t pose too much of a problem… despite having to stop half... Continue Reading →

Day 157 – Orangeville to Niagara

I'm much later and more tired than usual this evening, so I don't know how long this'll be... The first 70 kilometres or so were actually quite good, despite the unpleasant roads. The weather was perfect and I started off in a much better mood than I have done the last few days. However after... Continue Reading →

Day 156 – Bracebride to Orangeville

Heading towards Toronto, things were always going to get busier and I spent much of the first couple of hours on a dual carriageway so it was lucky that it was Sunday (tomorrow will probably be worse). Until I started to approach Barrie, it really wasn’t very nice riding. Thankfully I then turned off the... Continue Reading →

Day 155 – Jamot to Bracebridge

Today has been a bit mixed. I managed to get to sleep without too much trouble last night, but I woke this morning to find a mosquito (or four) had had a bit of a feast at my expense. The rain held off today thankfully, but visibility was still restricted to about 200m for the... Continue Reading →

Day 154 – Espanola to Jamot

Today started off damp and got progressively wetter throughout the course of the ride. That's pretty much all there is to mention about today - I got wet. The roads I was on for the majority were busy and had a very narrow shoulder, so it wasn't particularly nice riding either. I realised the other... Continue Reading →

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