Rolling Round: Part 4 – Our love and break up letter to Romania

We are really behind with our posts, and need to catchup from the past few weeks about countries in-between Czech and Romania.  Rolling Round: Part 5 will explain why!  Now onto our experiences in Romania while they are fresh! We are sitting outside a bar in central Romania. The roads have no tarmac here and occasionally … Continue reading Rolling Round: Part 4 – Our love and break up letter to Romania

Rolling Round: Part 3 – Falling in love with Czech

We always like border crossings like the one into Czech. There are no hassle or queues, although that’s not why we like it. What we like is the sudden change in the architecture, the people and the road signs. You know you’re in a different country straight away and it gives you that real travelling … Continue reading Rolling Round: Part 3 – Falling in love with Czech

Rolling Round: Part 2 – The failed bike tour, the heat wave and eventually making it to Czech

Us Brits are strange creatures. We are obsessed by the weather because it gives us something to moan about. We moan when it rains, which it does a lot. We go bonkers when it snows. The funniest British reaction however is to the heat. The reason Brits are so funny in the heat is because … Continue reading Rolling Round: Part 2 – The failed bike tour, the heat wave and eventually making it to Czech

Rolling Round: Part 1 – Empty french streets, Belgium breweries and German fairy tales

We’re both looking at each other thinking the same thing, then Jess says it: ‘This place doesn’t look real’. She’s right. The chocolate box buildings and weaving cobbled streets look like something out of a fairy-tail. The effect is finished off perfectly by the castle dominating the skyline. We are in Braubach, a small medieval … Continue reading Rolling Round: Part 1 – Empty french streets, Belgium breweries and German fairy tales

Is a tandem for you?

“I’m not sure we can ride this thing” I exclaimed! This was the third attempt at take-off on our borrowed tandem. It was summer and we were providing ample amusement for our neighbours and people passing by. 5 miles later and the status had reduced to: mildly terrifying. It felt like I was piloting a … Continue reading Is a tandem for you?

You need to try ‘Boris Biking’

Boris Johnson hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory of late. I did used to think that the ‘bumbling fool’ act was hiding something more clever; now I’m not so sure. Love him or hate him, Boris did bring one touch of genius to London in his time as Major: Boris Bikes. They were supposed to … Continue reading You need to try ‘Boris Biking’

Choosing a bike touring tent

We aren’t new to the world of bicycle touring. Indeed, we’ve done many multiple day bike tours on the mountain bikes; including the UK Coast to Coast (C2C) I’m now reliably informed that what we’ve been doing is ‘credit card touring’, where we take just a change of clothes and pay for accommodation on the … Continue reading Choosing a bike touring tent