Originally this page is in response to requests to outline my years activities from fellow bikepackers and those who aspire to do more cycle touring. However I feel there were too many touring blogs on the internet so I decided to stop at the end of 2006.

On most of my journeys I do make notes, my biggest problem is getting those notes onto a computer. Only when requested for a publication or to put something onto the web, do I take time to type up the notes.My cycle tours usually start from home as I believe the adventure then starts as soon as you leave your front door. Occasionally I use a train, ferry or bus for part of a journey. I never use a car when bikepacking.

Also at this time could I add that; a day rarely goes by when I do not cycle. When at home I usually cycle 20 to 30 miles daily round the lanes near my Worcestershire home. Living out in the country a journey to get an evening paper at our nearest store is a minimum 6 miles.

Due to a request from others thinking about undertaking the tour I have added my diary notes from the Ireland E2E tour of May 2012.


Some of my 2006 Cycle Camping Journeys and Tours

Click on highlighted text for further detailed report.



Fell Club Committee Meeting

Camped at Meriden



Cotswold Tour and attending ALC Easter meet

Camped at Cirencester and Long Compton



Peak District

Camped at Lichfield and Kerks for Fell Club May week.

Kerks is a members only campsite. see www.fellclub.org.uk



France Drome and Vercors Region




Camped at Hay on Wye, Newbridge on Wye and Hereford.



Wales for Cycling Festival

Camped at Talgarth, Llandovery and Hoarwithy


East Anglia including Mildenhall Rally

Camped at: Napton on Hill, Stamford, Sandringham, West Runton

Potter Heigham, Kessingland, Mildenhall Rally and West Row.



Meriden for Fell Club AGM


Extreme East to Extreme West


May 2012  Ireland Tour