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April 19, 2016
Steve Mitchell says
April 19, 2016 at 10:05 am
Bear Grylls is a charlatan in my humble opinion. His real name is Teddy (Edward) & rumour is he stays in five star hotels when the cameras aren’t rolling.
Ray Mears is the real bad ass outdoorsman.
Just to confuse your route planning (from your last clip) Cornwall has links to King Arthur as well & we have the Eden project & pasties (our national dish) much nicer than laver bread (boiled & fried seaweed. The Welsh national dish). Cornwall doesn’t have faeries or leprechauns but we do have pixies. Although I’ve lived here all my life & I’ve never seen one.
Tegan Phillips says
April 19, 2016 at 8:05 pm
Pixies and pasties sound wonderful!!! In fact I remember reading about Cornish pixies in Harry Potter. I’ve never been to Cornwall but I think you’ve just convinced me. Perhaps I’ll pop over after Portsmouth before I start making my way up! 😀
April 19, 2016 at 10:30 am
Bearly 2 months to go until your Welsh adventure begins. Exciting. Your route looks good. Don’t change a thing 🙂
April 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm
I’m counting down the days 🙂 Especially looking forward to a bit of exploring around Portsmouth!
April 19, 2016 at 10:31 am
you could also follow Eurovelo 2 http://www.eurovelo.com/en/eurovelos/eurovelo-2/countries/united-kingdom
beware a lot of posh cyclists on those routes with the ultimate -you-will-never-have-enough-money-to-buy-it gear.
April 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm
Eurovelo actually looks like a great route, I will definitely check it out in more detail, thanks Helena!
As for the Polish cyclists, that expensive gear doesn’t suit me anyway because I break most things I touch within a day or two. But lucky them!
Helen Scott says
April 19, 2016 at 10:44 am
On your way to Wales, do come and see us – we’re just by Gatwick! We loved following your blog while we were travelling across Southern Africa!
April 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm
I’ve just checked where Gatwick is (I thought it was somewhere in London, don’t laugh) and it’s actually perfectly on my way as I travel from London to Portsmouth! I also just read your kids’ reflections of your Africa trip and it was so amazing to see how different and creative they are and the progression at all of the different ages, please send Teddy my congratulations for his excellent poem 😀 You all sound amazing and I’d love to meet you, will send you an email shortly 🙂
April 19, 2016 at 10:57 am
Thought you might appreciate this – Megan Hine: the woman who helps keep Bear Grylls safe
April 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm
Brent, this article is amazing. I especially like her point about how ‘testosterony’ behaviour can actually end up putting everybody at risk on adventure, and yet adventure is seen as such a ‘testosterony’ sort of thing. The world would do well to see more stuff like this!
Tom Stevens says
April 19, 2016 at 11:22 am
Tegan Have you heard of the world lizard racing championships held each year in August in Outback Australia
‘Destructo’, champion racing cockroach was accidentally killed on the track after winning the challenge stakes against ‘Wooden Head’, champion racing lizard 1980. The absurdity of a cockroach racing a lizard begged the question. Did someone lose his bet and stomp on the winner?
April 19, 2016 at 9:14 pm
I had never heard of the lizard racing championships until today, but they sound like fun. I like the inclusivity aspect of letting a cockroach participate too, although the poor winner being killed is probably something the organisers should address to ensure the success of future events. Big hugs to you and gran 🙂
Tim Jones says
April 19, 2016 at 12:11 pm
I’m curious about the Bearstock Festival as Google doesn’t seem to know about it. Any chance you can share a link.
April 19, 2016 at 8:13 pm
Bearstock – ‘organised’ by BearBones Bikepacking – http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/party/
April 19, 2016 at 9:25 pm
Thanks Shaun! Hope to see you there 🙂
I see Shaun beat me to it with the link! You should definitely come, it looks like it’s going to be extremely fun 🙂
Tudor Chappell says
April 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm
Hi Tegan I have just found out about your planned Welsh adventure .You will love Wales Im sure of it a fantastic place .I took family there a couple years ago climbed Mt Snowdon and saw the view ( very rare experence we were told) it was great. Your plans look great one thing you havnt got on the list is that Wales in a mountain bike mecca and Im sure Axle would enjoy meeting his fast cousins from the F1 of the bike world .There are plenty mtb races going on when you will be there heres a linkhttp://www.moredirt.com/event/1338 . If it doesnt work google the british dh series .Reckon you would have a great day at the races . Looking forward to reading your blog again.How long will you be in London would you fancy a ride on the thames before you set off into the wilds of Wales ? By the way my name is also Welsh means a gift from God and Im half Welsh 🙂
April 19, 2016 at 10:49 pm
Hi Tudor! The mountain bike races look like an adventure I should definitely try (Axel actually has some mountain bike grandparents), thanks for recommending. And I should definitely be in London long enough for a ride on the Thames, what fun!!! I’ll pop you an email soon with some actual dates and things. Nice to see another Welsh name (although your meaning is a bit more exciting I think), wonderful 🙂 Chat soon!