“Cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to” – Dr K.K. Doty

I find a great way to relax is to ride my bike. After many years of cycling on the road I now stick to back roads and trails. I am not trying to break records or bones for that matter; the emphasis is on relaxation.

I live for most of the year in England; yet I have spent a lot of time in Spain. Therefore, most of my rides are in these locations. However, the emphasis is on inspiring people to choose: scenic, safe and of course relaxing routes wherever they are.


  • Breathe

    30th October 2019 by

    “Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.” — Gregory Maguire. This is the first post on my new blog. It is also the most basic, easiest and quickest way to relax. If you read only one of my blogs, if you remember only one thing, only one word; then let “breathe”… Read more

  • Start Point stroll

    23rd September 2021 by

    Start Point If you go down to the sea in Devon; past the bright lights of Torquay and the fishing boats of Brixham. Then on past the safety of the River Dart and long Slapton Sands; you will arrive at the prominent headland of Start Point. Clearly visible from many a mile to seaward; thanks… Read more

  • Growing flowers to relax

    29th August 2021 by

    Letting nature back in Most of us have gardens, balconies, paths and driveways; which can be filled too easily with concrete or paving slabs that are not natural and relaxing to the eye. Gathering a few flower pots and filling them with colourful flowers can brighten up seemingly drab and boring places in our homes.… Read more

  • Turn Blue Monday into True Monday!

    16th January 2021 by

    The third Monday in January is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year! Let me explain why it is actually the most exciting third Monday in January! “Blue is the colour of the skyIn the mornin’, when we riseIn the mornin’, when we riseThat’s the time, that’s the timeI love the best…”… Read more

  • Berghaus ‘Expeditor Ridge 2.0’ walking boots review

    12th January 2021 by

    A long term review of a comfortable but sturdy boot from Berghaus; the Berghaus Expeditor Ridge 2.0 A reputation built on miles of family walks My parents and then my siblings and I; have been keen walkers for the last fifty years. From: Sunday walks; to autumn half term breaks in the Lake District; to… Read more

  • Moon walk

    19th July 2020 by

    A moon walk under the setting sun, to climb the green hills of home; then greet the Full Strawberry Moon of July. Inspiration for the moon walk You do not need to be an astronaut to do a moon walk. Being happiest and most relaxed whilst out in nature; I came to realise I was… Read more

  • Northwave Origin MTB shoe review

    20th May 2020 by

    A long term review of the Northwave Origin mountain bike shoe The need for a mountain bike shoe If you are new to cross country mountain biking; you will have come to realise that you need the stiff sole of a road cycling shoe but the ability to walk maybe long distances over unrideable terrain.… Read more

  • Forest bathing to relax

    28th April 2020 by

    The concept of ‘forest bathing’ or ‘shinrin-yoku‘; is literally walking into a forest, to open and submerse all your senses in nature. Forest bathing or ‘Shinrin-yoku’ A great way to relax, is to simply go for a walk in the woods. This has been given the term: ‘forest bathing’; because you are literally submerged in… Read more

  • Trusting to Relax

    17th April 2020 by

    When we are with people we can trust; we feel relaxed. Deciding who to trust and to what extent is a lifelong art. The importance and need to trust David DeSteno, states in his brilliant book: The Truth About Trust: “the need to trust implies one fundamental fact: you’re vulnerable.” A baby has no choice… Read more

  • Livin’ it up under ‘Lockdown’

    30th March 2020 by

    Routes to Relax whilst being housebound during the current world pandemic So a deadly virus has surprised us all and spread across the world at an astonishing speed. Many of us worry about jobs and money, restrictions on socialising and the great outdoors has been fenced in. Yet we must all count ourselves lucky to… Read more

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