March 7, 2019

Well, its now published, so roll up, roll up ....

It will be on Amazon, but you can get a signed copy straight from the author.

Already sent out some copies.

£9.99 plus p&p ... that'll be £2.50 in the UK for a single copy. Just get in touch for details.

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February 24, 2019

OK, the nearly there bit is nothing to do with cycling. The book of the ride - A Bike Across the Sea - is nearly ready for publication.

After several months off writing, researching, checking, it went off to the editor and the designer. Thank Heaven for them and their w...

June 27, 2016

Visiting Lidice is an experience which is hard to describe; emotions veer around rapidly. We have visited because we wanted to, but also because we had a purpose, a purpose founded on an historical relationship which may be less than well-known amongst many but has wro...

June 18, 2016

Friday, June 17th 2016 was the last day of our mission …. 

Up until a few year ago the name Lidice had been purely that of a village visited by a Nazi atrocity. One of a long list. It was only when I discovered that the  cry “Lidice Shall Live!” - after Hitler had decla...

June 16, 2016

Running was not an option. The boulders that obstructed our path seemed to have been placed there deliberately. Desperately hauling bikes and luggage up rock cut steps and over roots of twisted trees, dragging through mud, we could but wonder if the stew we had eaten a...

June 16, 2016

Springing up in the mountains on the Polish-Czech border, the Labe river heads south and makes a U-turn north to cut a gorge through the hills of the “Saxon Switzerland” and onto Dresden. By the time we met it at Schirmanitz it was a mature river. At Strehla, from wher...

June 14, 2016

Today we went back to basics. Once out of the city of Halle an der Saale, we put way electronic navigation devices and got out the map. We swung along the asphalt roads and rattled over the cobbles (locally, Kopfstein) with such alacrity that we arrived quite early at...

June 13, 2016

Thunder storms were forecast, with heavy downpours as an accompaniment. That they arrived several hours late was a bonus, but had we not faffed around with some peculiarities of map-reading, some odd signage and Germanising bits of the route. It is not that we can’t do...

June 13, 2016

The first rain of the trip arrived in the ancient city of Goslar. It then persisted down with degrees of force all afternoon. The warden of the DJH in Quedlinburg greeted dripping waterproofs and shorts that enclosed two drenched individuals.

Setting off from Greene, st...

June 11, 2016

Apart from the scenery - long wooded ridges or prominent little knolls, a real treat after days across the Dutch and Westphalian - the highlight was finding a bakers van parked in a hamlet and selling not just bread but delightful Kuchen of different varieties. It was...

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The Burslem-Lidice Bike Ride 2016 was partly a journey two middle-aged guys wanted to make ... but it was also about history, strong bonds of international friendship .... and much more.

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