The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa

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


Portugal by Folding Bikes

Next week we set off to Lisbon for our winter bicycle tour of Southern Portugal. This time we shall be tackling the route using Carrera InterCity folding bikes. Just lately, we travelled down to Ramsgate and Whitstable so as to try them out and get used to carrying panniers. They seem fine although we’re not… Read More

Still on the Tour de Manche

In case anyone is interested, we are still cycling the Tour de Manche. We are taking a break in the lovely town of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo courtesy of Canvas Holidays in a lovely mobile home equipped with a spacious deck. We reluctantly left the fabulous campsite Minihy and continued on the ever rolling bicycle route towards Erquy.… Read More

Frites on the Tour de Manche

We’re not sure if it’s the air or the hills, but we slept in until 10.30 this morning! Not unusual for me, but unheard of from Jenny. Luckily, we were only going 20km. It was overcast and very muggy as we set off back through Hillion. A lot of today’s ride followed old railway lines… Read More

The Beauty of the Tour de Manche

It’s been a bit boring calling every post of this Tour de Manche cycle trip by numbers. Also, it’s better to try and post regularly, as posts become a bit of we did this, then we did that. So today is all about our 34km ride from Binic to the Pointe des Guettes near Hillion.… Read More

Tour de Manche 5

Firstly, a rant! Not about the cycle ride, but technology. My Gopro stopped working recently because of a corrupt SD card. Now my phone, on which I store videos and pictures has done the exact same thing. Do these products have self destruct? Hopefully, I’ll be able to do some sort of recovery when the… Read More

Tour de Manche 4

We are more than convinced that this cycle route has to be one of the most beautiful rides. So much so that each kilometre offers fantastic views and experiences. Having spent a couple of days at the campsite in Tournoy we wandered over the bridge to Perros Guirec. This town is absolutely fabulous. Once voted… Read More

Tour de Manche 3

We are very lucky and we are old. Lucky that we have little time constraints, and old in that we struggle upwards on this rolling terrain. So, like the current French labour dispute, we are on a go slow! This part of France is extremely beautiful and we want to take time to enjoy the… Read More

Tour de Manche 2

As Grandparentsonabike we love to take care of our grandchildren. With this in mind, we reckon that this part of the Tour De Manche will probably end in St Malo. We take it slowly and have to be back on duty in early July. Plus, we are heading for the time of the Grand Depart… Read More

Tour de Manche 1

We are now on our way. The Brittany Ferries sailing from Plymouth to Roscoff went without a hitch. Fabulous crossing, great service and a very comfortable cabin. We left the boat easily along with dozens of other touring cyclists all heading in different directions. It did seem though that all roads firstly lead to Morlaix.… Read More

Tour de Manche

We think that we are ready for our latest cycle trip next week, the Tour De Manche. For those unfamiliar with the route, it is a cycle ride around the English and French coasts of the Channel or La Manche. Simple. The French section is from Cherbourg to Roscoff, whilst England takes you from Plymouth… Read More