The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa

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


You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

For any of you who have wondered where we have been this year, here is an update. After finishing off our cycle ride in Portugal, we decided that after 7 years or so of nomadic tendencies, it was time to put down little roots. So we’ve settled in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. If we had known… Read More

Dunwich Dynamo

Cycling is a wonderful fraternity. We have left our bikes behind for now as we tour East Anglia entertaining our grandchildren. Yet, just as we were recently caught up in the Tour de France, this weekend saw the east coast rail network dealing with returning cyclists from the Dunwich Dynamo night ride. We met up… 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

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


When we began our cycling adventures, photographs were randomly posted on Facebook. It was ad hoc. Yet as old school travellers, we always found time to pen the British tradition of ‘holiday’ postcards. It was our daughter’s hubby who suggested that this medium should be encouraged. Our Grandchildren were more excited with the postman’s delivery… Read More

Where do the children play?

This is not a story about cycling. This is a story about playing, pleasure and being carefree. This is a story for our grandchildren. Remember the days of the old school yard? Perhaps not. Yet today, the opportunities for our youngsters to play outdoors is being diminished all too quickly. Playing fields, parks and open… Read More

Grumpy without Bikes

We definitely need to get back on our bicycles. Whilst we are having a relaxing time here in the Canary Islands without our two wheel friends, it is turning into a mixed bag of observations and emotions. It is difficult for us to be lounging by the pool as we are preparing for our next… Read More