"The Adventures of Ten Tonne Taffy"

and Tilly the Tandem

2022 – Wherever the road takes us…

The England Leg

The United States Leg

Wrong way! - Romford housing estate!! Arrived on the South Coast at Shoreham Been looking forward to these.. 😋 First puncture of the…
Well we weren’t expecting that! - 355.5 km Portsmouth Tilly getting her sealegs ready! Us getting our sealegs ready!! Abbey ruins at Southampton Packing Tilly for…
Rock and Roll Mary! - Welcome Aboard.. Calm before the storm Birthday Celebrations Hello Eunice.... And we thought this was a bit choppy... Little did…
Snow Place like home - Boston snow Camp Colin snow walk Sundowners with a view Yay... Reunited 😁 Ready to roll... Colourful NOLA Tilly found…
Like clockwork - Apologies for the late posting of this blog....the publisher messed up! The storms had delayed QM2 by 3 hours -…
Mississippi River - Missippi Cycle path Old Kenner town Plantation lunch stop The Mississippi! English tea room in Covington Relaxing day at our…
Welcome to the Arctic - Abita Springs 🙈 Back road tracks in Mississippi Warm welcome ar our B&B! First view of the Gulf Coast Tree…
Elvis and Tilly. - Trees hanging on for dear life as the coast erodes.. One of the only renovated piers along the coast.. 😋…
Oh no, Alabama again… - Dauphin Island Gulf Shores beach hut! Downtown Pensacola Our Pensacola B&B.. We were in the turret! After the storms Like…
East Coast Arrival - Ploughing through the 'spring breakers' at Seaside Sunset at Panama City Beach 'Diner' breakfast Phew.. Its a hot one... 🥵…

2021 – Land’s End to Scotland

Part Three – Edinburgh to John O Groats

As August turns into Winter, we’re off again… - After having finished the Lands End to London cycle we had decided that we really needed to do the Edinburgh…
Who needs Sunshine - We're beginning to understand more about the Scots now weve been here a few days. Firstly, they don't dress for…
Onward to Castlebay - Heading north from Tarbert we had two options, follow the minor road around the coast on 3 sides of a…
Running on Gin…. - We set out on our first proper ride in the Hebrides on a brighter morning and began our island hopping…
Flagged down by the Old Bill.. - Leaving Ullapool we joined the dreaded NC500 - the North Coast 500 - a touring route full of motorhomes, motorbikes…
Where’s the station… - Getting home from JOG with a tandem isn't easy. Most cycle tourers head to the nearest station and hop on…
The Last Leg - Ferry to Cromarty Top of hill overlooking Loch Ness No sign of Nessie! Castle Stalker The Jacobite Too scarey to…

Part Two – Land’s End to Ipswich

Madness I tell you, Madness…. - They say Madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results so why we have just…
Bring on the hills! - We arrived in Penzance at 8am having both had a poor night's sleep. I have to stress this wasn't due…
Have you got that the right way up? - I spend a lot of time planning our routes and we alway try to stay off the bigger roads, avoid…
Tilly can’t cope… - Tilly has been making a decidedly unhealthy sounding clunks when we hit pot holes and bump up on kerbs. I'd…
Uh oh…. - We left Bristol on the old Bath Railway, a gentle incline for 7km followed by a lovely roll down toward…

Part One – Ipswich to Scotland

And we are off again… - With lockdown relaxed and travel allowed we packed Tilly up and headed off southwards to Scotland. I know, Scotland North,…
The Cambridgeshire Alps - Day two started bright and sunny and we hurtled along BMW alley to get off the stretch as soon as…
Heading North… - On our rest day we decided to cycle into Peterborough, sans Panniers which felt really strange as Tilly handles so…
York - York Minster Someone's done the decent thing and put the Town out of their misery Entering Yorkshire from Lincolnshire for…
County Durham - The hills had been performing a pincer movement ever since we left York trying to hem us in and force…
Bonnie Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 - We crossed into Scotland having had yet another white van man moment where they come within a few inches of…
Round the World! - As you will know we are hilll phobic so we changed our return route to Edinburgh to avoid the Kinross…

2020 – Winter in Taiwan

All packed up and ready to go - This year we're off to Taiwan to circumnavigate the island in an anti clockwise direction, hopefully taking full advantage of…
Hello Taiwan - Everything went like clockwork for the journey from Ipswich to Taipei. The taxi turned up 45 mins early, we arrived…
On to Taipei - Our first proper cycle was good to get under our belt during the Chinese New Year with the much reduced…
Jetlag and Taipei - We've struggled (me in particular) with Jet lag this trip. On our first cycle we arrived in Taipei and I…
Well that was easy… - We retraced our steps out of Taipei toward the airport and had a coffee break at the Old Cermaic Street…
National Cycle route 1 - The national cycle route 1 goes all the way around the island. There appear to be variations of it as…
Wow! - Leaving the glitzy second city behind, (slowly) we had my front bag support snap off the handlebar on one of…
Onwards to the Tropics… - After our couple of wonder days we woke to a gloomy and cool day as we headed to the Tropic…
What the heck was that? - Our old foe the wind had plans for trying to ruin our departure cycle from Tainan so we outfoxed it…
The End of the road and Vampires - We were on the final stretch now southward to the most southerly point in Taiwan and the tropical playground of…