My Adventures

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien

Big Adventures:

Cycling from Cambridge to Plymouth via Switzerland on a tandem bicycle

50 days in Europe, 2276 miles cycled, 140 herons (don’t ask), 136 waves received, 87 midge bites, 83 performance enhancing pastries, 50 baguettes, 33 ice creams, 30 other tandems, 7 countries, 5.5 jars of peanut butter, 4 legs and 3 standing ovations.

To read my narrative of the trip, see here.

*PLANNING* All The Tors Challenge

Getting round all the Tors on Dartmoor* by foot. Either walking or running, I can’t quite decide yet. Walking seems to easy, but the furthest I’ve run is 5 miles.

* For all you Dartmoor nerds, I’m classifying “all” as every tor within the connected component of Open Access Land that is marked on OL28 as “something” space “tor”. That’s yes to Yes Tor, no to Kestor Rocks, no to Foggintor and no to Hay Tor. Grumble as you will 🙂

Smaller Adventures:

Mountain Leader Assessment

In November 2017 I passed my Summer (yeah, I know) Mountain Leader Assessment. It was 5 years after I did the training course.


Mini Adventures:

aka bits of my life.

  • I currently have a 20 mile cycle commute to work (and 20 miles back).
  • There are weeks when I spend almost every day on Dartmoor through Mountain Rescue and Ten Tors.
  • Once I walked 30 miles because I couldn’t be bothered to catch a bus.