Three years ago I had just started my new dream job. Within months everything had gone to shit (it wasn’t anyone’s fault – I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time). As things got worse I found myself in San Francisco, preparing to quit my job and with no idea what would … More Reflecting on life two months before I cycle across America
Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remember that I have absolute privilege of kicking off the 2020’s by cycling across America. Not just because of all the amazing people I’ll meet and all the amazing places I’ll see, but because of the fact I’m still here and getting a chance to prove that I … More What could go wrong
Regular readers will know that 2017 wasn’t a great year for me. I quit my job and ended up depressed and having worrying thoughts. Towards the end of the year I was trying to find ways to find a way to become the Antony that I knew I really was. Naturally, I started by cutting … More Happy Parkiversary
Earlier this year I asked Facebook whether anyone would be willing to throw in a few pounds towards my costs for the America bike ride. I was completely overwhelmed by the response (you folks are AWESOME!). I’m writing this blog to be transparent about how much money I raised and what it is used for. … More Crowdfunder
As you probably know I can be quite an impulsive person. I committed to cycling across America before I’d done any research and I’m heading from New York to San Francisco because it feels right (despite this probably being into the prevailing wind – see https://www.windy.com/?38.112,-99.287,5 to see a live wind map). Which is why … More On a whim and a prayer
Life. It’s a pretty weird thing, right? I’m 30 now and can no longer pretend that I am not an adult. In some ways I feel like I’m in a better place now than I have been for a long time. Firstly, I continue to be married to someone who loves me and accepts me … More Just because I’m happy doesn’t mean I’m not hurting.
There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that my ride from New York to San Francisco will be done on my trusty Specialised Tricross. I originally bought this bike from Certini’s in Saltash back in 2006 before I first cycled LEJOG and since then it’s carried me on 2500 miles and £10,000 of … More The Bike (part 1)
As July 7th gets closer and closer, I thought I’d get a bit more info about all the little things I’m working on and thinking about before my 1000 mile bike ride. First up – a few concerns I’ve had about safety and cycling (after reading this article about why cyclists don’t always hug the … More The dangers of cycling
So, with exactly 3 months to go until I power myself around the UK everything is starting to get a bit real. Training has started (and stopped, and started, and stopped), fundraising has begun in earnest, and logistics… Well, they exist. Let’s start with the fundraising. Since my first blog post I’ve raised nearly £2000 … More 3 months to go!