You don’t have to jump on a bike to be a part of the ride! Here’s five easy ways you can support the ride over the next few months from the comfort of your sofa! Boost the socials As I prepare to cycle across America social media algorithms are the bane of my existence – … More 5 super easy ways you can help
After 5 years of planning, and two years of everything being on hold, it continues to look like I’ll be able to set off on my solo bike ride across America in just under two months time. As the countdown keeps ticking away I’ll be sharing how planning is going – and rather excitingly it’s … More 2 Months to go!
Does anyone know where 2021 went? It feels like just a few weeks ago that I was writing that I wouldn’t be able to cycle across America in 2021 but we’d see what 2022 would bring. Turns out it was actually nearly 9 months ago, but the good news is that it still seems fairly … More December 2021 update
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.