Category Archives: UK

Although exotic locations are always cool, there’s still plenty of interesting places to visit and things to do in the UK.

You don’t have to be good at it to go rock climbing

When you’re blind and waiting for your third shoulder surgery, the obvious thing to do to while away the time is to go on a rock climbing course. Well, if you’re me anyway. Those who know me won’t be surprised … Continue reading

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The Edale Skyline: more than just a walk with friends

I’ve posted previously about why you would pay to go on a walking weekend, so it’s not entirely surprising that I decided to go on the Edale Skyline trip this weekend run by Will4Adventure. However, you might think it a … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Cycling the C2C

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you’ll know that I recently cycled the C2C for the first time, and was very nervous about it beforehand (for no other reason than it’s my nature to worry about such things). … Continue reading

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Problems are not excuses

Wondering whether I’m fit enough has been pretty much my overriding thought in the last few weeks, as the countdown is on until I cycle the C2C next weekend. First I should reassure the lovely people at Saddle Skedaddle, who … Continue reading

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Out of my comfort zone and onto my bike

The problem with being injured all summer is that instead of playing in softball tournaments every weekend with my friends and travelling around the country, I’m stuck at home with too much time on my hands. Unfortunately, sitting at a … Continue reading

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Why would you pay to go on a walking weekend?

Last weekend, after a lot of internal debate, I decided to go to the Brecon Beacons on a walking weekend with Country Adventures. I’d been in the UK after my last trip abroad for a whole 2 weeks , I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Mountain biking instruction: is it worth it?

Although I enjoy mountain biking, I’m pretty rubbish at it. I don’t have much experience, and I’m a bit of a wuss generally, especially on any technical ground. So having persuaded Exodus – after much arguing – that despite being … Continue reading

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