Olvera, Andalucia – 2015

Olvera Two weeks in Olvera, a small town in Andalucia about 60 miles from the coast followed by Sevilla for a few days. We walked, we relaxed and I cycled whilst we soaked up the sights, sun and culture of Andalucia. Wednesday 4th November Today passed in a blur of lists and packing. The most notable achievement was fitting our car into our garage, something … Continue reading Olvera, Andalucia – 2015

Tenerife – 2015

It’s a nice area and as I was going up & not down the views were very different. Felt strong on the climbs and heart rates were very low. Sat for a while in the sun taking in the stunning views whilst eating lunch. Came out onto the Tiede road at 950m and enjoyed the descent down to La Orotava which I last did slowly in the thick wet mist a few days ago. Continue reading Tenerife – 2015

2015 Activity Summary

Cycling 3409 miles Mean Speed 13.5 mph Climbing 52,710 meters Mean Ride Temperature 11 Celsius Mean Max Pulse 147 Mean Average Pulse 114 Mean Calories Per Ride 894 Walking Hill Days 20 Munro’s 1 Other Hills 3 Mileage Walking 663 Mileage Running 518 More cycling, more running, more walking, more holidays, what a fantastic year. Living on the ‘planet more’ is wonderful, I’m very lucky Continue reading 2015 Activity Summary

Best Bike Rides 2015-4

Number 4 Teide Downhill Caught the ‘Bike Bus’ to Tiede Parador (hotel) and cycled ‘home’. A small fee allows you to put your bike in the bus and get driven up the Parador at 2300m, mostly mountain bikers looking for the many interesting trails back to sea level. There was still quite a lot of up in my route but one of the best ever descents from El Portillo to La … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-4