“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

  • 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

  • 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 *Read to the end for a update after one more year. My opinion has changed on the quality. A reputation built on miles of family walks My parents and then my siblings and I; have been keen walkers… 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

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