My goodness we are just whizzing along at the moment. In the last 4 days we travelled 960 miles – which is nearly five times further than I would have travelled in 4 days… We’ve also covered the entirety of what would have been the second of my three “legs” across America. In many ways’ … More Day 9-12: Chicago to Fort Collins, Colorado
I wanted to start this article saying that Chicago would be the last major city until we reach San Francisco. But America is so big that even minor cities we’ve barely heard of outstrip most UK cities. For example, when we hit Denver, Colorado there are only 3 UK cities with larger populations. Lincoln, Nebraska … More Day 6-8 – Detroit to Chicago
What an incredible start to our trip across America! Since announcing Virtual America on the 1st May we’ve logged 107 activities – totalling an incredible 1012.8 miles – a few more than the 180 miles I was planning to do in real life! So lets have a look at where we’ve been. After setting off … More Virtual America day 1-3: Cape Cod to Cleveland
We’re going the wrong way across America. Most people head from West to East – the wind is more likely to be behind you and if you time it well you can avoid searing heat and snowy cold. But this ride was never about easy or quick – it was about what felt right. This … More Virtual America Day 1: Cape Cod
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
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.
Right. So, the London Marathon has been and gone. I’ve taken a few weeks to “relax” – eating well, spending evenings at home, and even having a day out with my wife. Now that’s done and dusted the time has come to look to the future, and my solo bike ride across America next year. … More One year to go!
Working in student support at a University means that almost every day I meet students who need a bit of help. This can range from people feeling a bit homesick to people right at the very tip of the mental health crisis that everyone is talking about. But one of the most common things I … More Overwhelmed
When I decided to cycle across America I knew I’d need plenty of time to fundraise, plan logistics, and get fit. I gave myself two years, setting off in Spring 2020. Naturally, I needed something to keep momentum going and for some reason I decided that running a marathon would be that thing. I’m delighted to … More The toughest run