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Nov
26

Park n Huck Scotland 2005

Park n Huck 12 / 19 November 2005 You kind of know you could be in trouble when the first question that Dennis of Kayakojacko asks you is have you all brought elbow pads? We set off early Saturday morning stopping in the lakes on the way up hoping to paddle Newlands Beck, however low water […]

Nov
25

Austria 2005

Austria 2005 I found myself in a difficult position and one I was certainly not used to.There was a paddling trip in progress and for the first time in the last three years I was not on it. Three cars had left for Austria on the Friday and I was at Teesside, having fun, but […]

Nov
25

Ottawa 2005

Ottawa River  – Canada – September 2005 The Ottawa in Eastern Canada provides some big, warm, white water action.A bunch of us headed over there at the beginning of September. Landing in the evening at Toronto airport we phoned our car rental company and they came along and picked us up in the 7-seater minivan we […]

Nov
23

Spain Sierra Nevada

This is the second visit that Jack and I have made to Southern Spain, staying with Simon and Emma at http://www.freeridespain.com/ Flying into Malaga with the beach bum brigade on easyjet, we arrived within 20 minutes of each other, Paul arriving with Jack having been stung for £40 for his bike bag, but then again […]

Nov
07

Sea Kayaking – Vancouver Island

Sea Kayaking in British Columbia One of the great places to go sea kayaking is of the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and as this is also one of the best places to see Orcas in the wild there are a number of tour companies offering trips in the region. I booked a trip […]

Nov
07

Nepal 2001

Pokhara to Kathmandu 2001 If you like riding single track, then this is the trip for you.Starting in Kathmandu with an introduction ride up Nargarjun, if you manage to surface in time after a hectic first night in Kathmandu's clubs, the Jump Club and the Tunnel Club can be recommended.  A two hour climb takes […]

Nov
07

Morzine September 2001

Three of us arranged to spend a few days in Morzine during September Jamies and I flew out from Liverpool on the Friday afternoon, Easyjet to Geneva costing £120.00, the Haddock arrived within the hour at Geneva and we took the pre arranged shuttle to our chalet on th outskirts of Morzine. Saturday morning, and […]

Nov
07

Guatamala 2002

Guatamala – A Ride on the Wild Side – 2002   A four hour trip to London saw me in Putney parking up outside the Haddocks video shop on the Lower Richmond Rd, after dispensing with a few customers the Haddock and I soon set about a few beers and the obligatory chinese carry out.Sleep […]

Nov
07

Grand Raid Crsitalp 1999

This is a gruelling 131K race held annually in the Swiss Alps, starting at the popular winter ski resort of Verbier finishing at Grimentz, there is also the option to ride just the final 76Ks of the race staring at Hermence.This race will take you over 6 valleys with a total altitude gain of 4,600m […]

Nov
07

Chamonix and Les Gets 1999

Chamonix has the reputation of being one of the best spots to ride in the Alps and rightly so the combination of trails on offer make this an area to suite all fitness and skill levels.A visit to the local tourist info point will provide you with a map of the local marked trails, with […]

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