I started cycling in June 2006, when at the age of 42 I conceded that my competitive hockey days were behind me – it began with me hiring a bike for a half day of riding in Sardinia while on holiday with friends. Little did I know that from such humble beginnings I would end up exploring the UK, Europe & North America using pedal power!
Along the way I’ve climbed some of the epic mountain passes from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Criterium du Dauphine, Tour de Swiss & Tour of Britain, as well as visit World Heritage Sites with the most amazing scenery & panoramic views.
Although I’m a latecomer to the joys of cycling, in many ways the late start has made me more passionate about my hobby. I hope that by sharing my experiences on my blog you too might be tempted to explore some of these places for yourself.
Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride. — Eddy Merckx