The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa

One big world, 2 bikes, 6 grandchildren many postcards…


Over the Humber Bridge

After finishing the Trans Pennine Trail we had a few days relaxing by the sea at bracing, windy Withernsea. Then it was back to Hull before taking on NCN1 back and then across the spectacular Humber Suspension Bridge. We had previously viewed this engineering marvel from below, but now it was time to travel the… Read More

Trans Pennine Trail – The Finale

From Selby we soon picked up the trail again besides the River Ouse. The route passes through lovely picturesque villages. It’s strange to think we are in Yorkshire when the landscape is so flat; more reminiscent of Lincolnshire or East Anglia. Then the Ouse joins the imposing Humber and we are soon in sight of… Read More

Trans Pennine Trail 3

From Dodworth it was another sunny dry day as we headed off on the trail skirting to the south of Barnsley. Crossing the M1 we cycled through quiet flat parkland and woods. Thankfully, the irritable narrow ‘gates’ are less evident now making it a smooth ride. Cycling through the Dearne Valley was delightful. Very peaceful… Read More

Trans Pennine Trail 2

What a wonderful Tuesday on the TPT! It was a moderate climb out of Glossop to rejoin the trail at Padfield. Then we are gently rising along another rails to trails multi-use pathway high above 5 reservoirs to the Eastern entrances of the Wood head Tunnels. The sun is shining and the majestic scenery of… Read More

Trans-Pennine Trail

In keeping with our recent experiences, it was raining as we set off from Southport sea front. I say sea front with a pinch of salt as the sea was nowhere in sight, only a distant mist across the vast sands and a lonely pier forlornly jutting out to nowhere. The trail heads south towards… Read More

Preparing for Trans Pennine Trail

This week we are planning to undertake the Trans Pennine Cycle Route from Southport to Hornsea. With our recent experience of rain, cold and more rain, we have decided to ditch the camping gear and “rough” it in hotels. Of course, this decision means it will be an Indian summer! As the trail passes through… Read More

First Cycle Ride with Grandchildren

Today we embarked on our first cycle ride with our 10 and 8 year old grandchildren. Okay, it was a modest 7 mile trip along the Grand Union Canal around Brentford and Hanwell, but the sun was shining and it was a fun day for all of us. The children found out how locks worked… Read More