“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

  • Lomer Keswick MTX walking boots review

    30th November 2022 by

    A six-month review of a comfortable classic Italian walking boot. Price: £120 The Lomer Keswick MTX walking boot is comfortable, warm and stylish. Made by a respected Italian shoemaker, it is built with both quality leather and expert craftmanship. Longer lasting than any other boot I have known; I really recommend this boot for anyone… Read more

  • A photo journal of my ascent to the summit of Posets

    23rd November 2022 by

    The second highest mountain in the Pyrenees. My apologies again for not blogging more often. I have plenty of ideas, that will hopefully make for an interesting read. With the long cold nights of winter upon us; I hope to use the time wisely and put all those ideas to paper. Today’s blog is about… Read more

  • Alternative Algarve

    31st August 2022 by

    An alternative Algarve:The country of Portugal and especially the southern region of the Algarve; are popular places to go for a holiday. The welcoming climate and long sandy beaches are a perfect place to feel happy and relaxed. Yet, do you feel fed up with the madding crowds of tourists? Are you exhausted from baking… Read more

  • Enjoy the journey, the route to relax

    7th August 2022 by

    My apologies, I have been so busy of late; I have not been able to share my routes to relax. Yet as Confucius once said: ‘Roads were made for journeys, not destinations’.

  • Salomon Speedcross 5 review

    5th February 2022 by

    A cool, colourful and comfortable off-road trainer New runner I decided to take up running last autumn; as a way to keep fit in the long nights of a English winter. Check out my previous post: Run to relax; for my views as a new runner. Having used a pair of Adidas Terrex for these… Read more

  • Run to relax

    1st January 2022 by

    Find some decent trainers, a quiet path and time every few days to go for a short run. In just a few weeks, you will be running further and longer; you will be running to relax. I took up running this year as a way to keep fit in the long dark evenings of the… Read more

  • Writing a relaxing blog

    24th December 2021 by

    To paraphrase Lennon and McCartney: ‘there is nothing you can write; that has not been wrote. There is nothing you can do that cannot be done’So stop worrying and start writing a blog that helps you relax into a peace of the mind. Knowing your limitations It is too easy to focus on your message,… Read more

  • Castles in the Sky

    11th December 2021 by

    Back on the route to relax Hello everyone; it has been a while! I hope you are all well. I have been busy with work and the day to day chores of life. Yet I hope to focus once again on this website and finding and sharing ways to relax. Whilst I prepare other pages… 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

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