Archive for the ‘Bike Rides’ Category

The Harris Tweed Ride is starting to become an annual event for me and some of my friends from Glasgow. It is a lovely way to catch up and have a jolly fun day out on bicycles. It particularly helps if the sun is shining. This year it was a scorcher – it was so […]


Free bicycles and giant pumpkins sound like they should be part of some fairytale, but I have the photos to prove they exist! I discovered them both on a recent trip to visit friends in Zürich. The free bicycles via the service – Züri Rollt – a scheme that allows you to ‘borrow’ bikes for […]


I made a special effort* to join the Harris Tweed Ride this year and I am glad I did. The sun shone, the people pedaled, the banter rolled and I had a positively glorious day out as I slowly drifted through Glasgow amongst this tweedy mass. I tried to take a few snapshots, with no […]


CYCLING IS GOOD. I think this child illustrates perfectly one of the simple messages of Pedal on Parliament. Cycling is good = It makes people healthy, it makes people happy, it allows cities to breathe and move and even children can do it. Ok so that is all nothing new – so why wouldn’t you invest […]


Saturday the 28th of April is a date that any type of Scottish cyclist should have in their diary. As if you like to ride your bike – be it once a day, once a week, once a month or even once a year, then this is your chance to show that you would like your […]


“Bring me Sunshine, in your eyes, Bring me rainbows, from the skies” The skies were bright blue early yesterday morning, but after fixing a puncture and doing a few other things  – I didn’t end up getting out until later in the day. The blue skies where still bright when I left, then they turned […]


The Harris Tweed Ride took place in Glasgow over a month ago now, so this follow up is now fairly belated. However, in the weeks that followed this true tweed treat of a bicycle ride I was so amused by reading everyone else’s blogposts , flicking through their photos and seeing different aspects of the ride that […]