Through this site we hope to share some of the great times my wife and I have had cycle touring, and give some help and information to those who might consider cycle touring as an alternative type of holiday. Cycle touring with a tent is a great way to see and explore a country. Here are a few things to recommend it.
- It's a relaxing way to see the country side, you tend to see and experience more of the country side from a bike than a car!
- There's more chance to explore the countryside by taking quieter tracks and lanes.
- You can go at your own pace, we have a brief idea of a route, but adjust it to how we feel and weather conditions.
- If we find a place that we like, we often stay for a few days and explore before moving on.
- It's not as expensive as some holidays. It's a healthy and environmentally friendly way to travel.
- By staying on local campsites and tourist farms there is more chance of getting to know the local people and understanding their culture.
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Justice for Michael and his family
70-year old Michael Mason was cycling home on Regent Street on the evening of 25th February 2014, when he was hit by a car, causing his death on 14th March.
Michael was apparently riding correctly, with fully functioning bike lights on a well-lit street. Other witnesses had no difficulty seeing him. The driver admitted at Michael's inquest that she couldn’t explain her failure to see him, even though he was directly in front of her when she ran into him.
Detective Inspector Nick Mason in his final review of the case and reasons for not referring this case to the CPS, stated “He [Michael Mason] was not wearing any high visibility clothing, nor was he wearing a safety helmet though his bicycle was displaying a red light at the rear and a white light on the front.”
This is an absolutely atrocious decision by the Met, please help the Cyclists' Defence Fund to fight this case and bring justice for Michael and his family. Link to the Justgiving page.
Cycling First Aid
As a touring cyclists it is always useful to know your First Aid in case of an accident or ermergency and we would always reccomend gettting some First Aid training. Second to that download the St John ambulance First Aid App specially written for cyclists to your Android phone or iPhone.