Human Compassion, Lake Garda, Italy

Today’s purpose is to pedal my way to Italy’s Lake Garda, ending my day with a bath in the lake. Purpose means nothing when I get my East and South directions mixed up and I don’t arrive to Lake Garda until 8.30pm. Much to my horror on arrival Lake Garda is bumper to bumper with a tourist traffic jam.  It is horrendous […]

Cycling on a Motorway, Switzerland

It’s my first motorway ‘oopsie’ of the world tour by bicycle and  I manage a whopping 20 km which ends in blue lights and sirens.  The police inform me there has been call after call about a girl cycling along the motorway.  In the UK, a blue sign indicates a motorway whilst a green sign indicates a lesser road; suitable for cyclists.  In […]

Lost My Pants on the Alpe d’Heuz, France

Most people will remember cycling up the world famous Alpe d’Heuz rather differently than I do.  This is because I lost my pants on the Alpe d’Heuz with embarrassing consequences. Cycling around the world with my belongings packed into panniers I have little room for clothes.  This means I must give careful consideration to my washing routine.  […]