The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa

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


Cycle Europe Break

It has been a difficult time of late. Our mid season break in Patra, Greece, and my football trip to England, all went to plan. The ferry to Brindisi was booked, and we were looking forward to continuing cycling around Southern Italy. Then, family concerns have necessitated that we return to England. Without going into… Read More

Bicycle Music Finale

As we are still on our mid season break, here is our final selection of bicycle touring songs. February has been momentous in that the UK now has a choice on whether to remain in the EU, or to leave. So it’s appropriate to begin with The Clash, Should I Stay Or I Go? It’s… Read More

Cycling Europe In or Out?

[These are the opinions of the male member of grandparentsonabike] As an avid touring cyclist, I have pedalled extensively across Europe and other parts of the world. At this moment, I am intrigued with the important issue of the EU referendum. From a purely cycling perspective, I foresee no fundamental difference if we were to… Read More

Bicycle Music Week 3

Recently, we worked out that we have visited 81 countries between us. We have not cycled in all, far from it. Yet it made us think about which were our favourites for travelling on two wheels. So, this week we have shortlisted in tune some our memorable rides. In no particular order we begin with… Read More

Bicycle Music Week 2

Week 2 of our 30 day February music festival will mainly focus on Rivers. This is close to our hearts, as we have spent thousands of miles cycling the great Mississippi River Trail. The music doesn’t necessarily evoke all of our memories, but we and our bicycles are drawn to rivers, so the songs remind… Read More

Crete Peloponnese Cycle Review

Now, we’re sure that many of you may not consider 875km of cycling in Crete and the Peloponnese much of an adventure. Plus, doing this on our bikes for one month in three, doesn’t sound like much of a commitment. Well, you should consider our age, the time of year, the holidays, the Greek strikes… Read More

Bicycle Music Week 1

As we are on a mid season break from cycling, we have been inspired by our daughter on her blog at FamilyFourFun. We have decided to replicate her 30 days of music for February by sharing our own favourite songs. Now, they may not be totally bicycle oriented, but they will be the tunes that… Read More