The Lake District: Keswick & Derwent Water

It’s always amazed me how little time it takes to be in the countryside on the way out of Newcastle. Go along Westgate Road away from the centre for about 15-20 minutes, and fields, horse paddocks and woods start appearing. Another 10 minutes later and the lush green of rural Northumberland unfolds in a quiet,…

Pictures of America

I didn’t take a great many pictures whilst in America, I was mainly just trying to absorb the places I was passing through instead of capturing them all. There were so many opportunities to stop, get off my bike, get my GoPro out (hence the fish-eye effect on all the photos!), take a picture, put…

Having Faith in the Road

Silver Sands State Park: Milford, Connecticut Give it all up, and receive the world For my first post since I went away, I thought I would write something relevant to the name of my blog since having faith in the road was a huge theme of the trip. I said before that I wanted to…

Everything You Need for 2 Months on the Road

The other day I spent my evening laying out everything I’m taking to America. I’m hoping that ‘everything I’m taking’ is the same as ‘everything I need’. I was impressed by the surprisingly small amount of stuff I ended up having in front of me. It is unbelievably satisfying – having luckily lived with a…

Cycling Tour of North America’s Forests

In less than a week, I will be embarking on a 2-month solo cycling tour of some of North America‚Äôs national parks and forests. The idea is to travel through and camp in the huge sections of the country that explode in a riot of colour around this time. I chose my flights there and…