A PADDLE UNDER THE ‘TOON’ BRIDGES AT DAWN! First time in a kayak and the location and conditions where spot on!

Looking out the window this morning at the rain and grey sky, well it seems like the perfect time to revisit this lush paddle on the river Tyne, from just a few weeks ago, on a super sunny and warm spring morning! I got a message the night before asking if I fancied an earlyContinue reading “A PADDLE UNDER THE ‘TOON’ BRIDGES AT DAWN! First time in a kayak and the location and conditions where spot on!”

SUP, Rock Hopping & Coasteering!

A stunning spring day in the north east and a cool day on the water was arranged with a few of our Alexander Adventures team. When the weather is like this it makes choosing ‘green travel options’ taste that little bit sweeter and I headed across the water by bike which included a ‘bike friendly’Continue reading “SUP, Rock Hopping & Coasteering!”

Riding up and over the foothills of the French Pyrenees… Chalabre, France

Casting my mind back to October last year…. and The French Pyrenees. Three little words that impose a strong, punchy & playful impact on the mind of a road cyclist. I was invited on a Pyrenees Fitness week by one of our Skedaddle partners in Southern France. I wondered if I was up to theContinue reading “Riding up and over the foothills of the French Pyrenees… Chalabre, France”

Riding Rioja! Road cycling Spain!

Road Cycling in Rioja, an unforgettable experience for me. Such a fantastic trip, it delivered a waterfall of great memories, each moment was fast flowing and over too quickly. An enjoyable week, with great company in a country pulsing with warmth and passion. Clad in Lycra, the smell of sweat and suntan lotion, and theContinue reading “Riding Rioja! Road cycling Spain!”

Eroica Britannia, Peak District. England… Bike Festival

Eroica Britannia – A weekend long Vintage Bike Festival in the heart of the Peak District, England. A festival filled with every type of cyclist – families and friends getting together for a weekend of fun costumes, vintage bikes, entertainment and…. camping! 🙂 Friday evening was filled with soulful live music vibes and a twilightContinue reading “Eroica Britannia, Peak District. England… Bike Festival”

Ben Macdui – one of the Cairngorms big 4. Scotland… Hiking!

A sweet ’24ish…’ hours. 6pm on Friday arrived and it was time to go and enjoy some fun on a few Scottish Munros! Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms was calling! Being the second highest mountain in the UK, this little beauty had been on my list for a while. Yassss, the excitement! It was goingContinue reading “Ben Macdui – one of the Cairngorms big 4. Scotland… Hiking!”

Derwent Water, The Lake District. England… Road Cycling!

Every year the operations team at Saddle Skedaddle host a training week for guides; the well seasoned and the newbies have a chance to get together; us office mortals are invited along for a weekend of workshops, bike riding, good company and laughter! There’s a definite feeling of being pampered. Around 100 Skedaddlers descended onContinue reading “Derwent Water, The Lake District. England… Road Cycling!”