Day 35: Day off in Winnipeg and being invited into a Ukranian-British family

I stayed with Tanissa the past couple of nights in Winnipeg. My day off was busy, and Tanissa was a great help showing me all around the city. Tanissa’s Dad is a recently-retired… Continue reading

Day 34: Manitoba’s roads are not safe for cyclists

It was windy this morning as I was packing up. For breakfast I ate a banana wrapped in a slice of bread (my own take on “banana-bread”) and headed off with 100km to… Continue reading

Day 33: Crossing into Canada and camping in Manitoba

My back tire was flat when I woke up so I checked it looking for bubbles in a sink and it must just have been the valve leaking a little. I pumped it… Continue reading

3,300km in 34 days (like cycling from Manchester to Moscow)

As I rest in Winnipeg today I’m sitting back a little and taking in my journey so far. I am over halfway through, on track and looking forward to the final two stages.… Continue reading

Day 32: A perfect, beautiful day in Minnesota cycling between Bemidji and Thief River Falls

This was easily one of the most beautiful and peaceful regions of North America I have cycled through. It was an absolute pleasure to go through this part of Minnesota, well worth yester… Continue reading

Day 31: Grand Rapids to Bemidji

Packed up the tent and had a little breakfast before starting off. I was a bit down today, I don’t know why. The wind has picked up, and I’m cycling into it. I… Continue reading

Day 30: Duluth to Floodwood and Grand Rapids

Really short post today. I left Frank and Kathleen’s hilltop home after breakfast for the 90-mile cycle to Grand Rapids, northwest of Duluth and on the way to Winnipeg. Nothing particularly eventful about… Continue reading

Day 29: Day off in Duluth and dinner with the County Commissioner

When I arrived in Duluth I had to cross the river from the town of Superior. Turns out you can’t take the main Blatnik bridge, you’re supposed to take a smaller one with… Continue reading

Cycling equipment for a bicycle tour across Canada and North America

I’ve been meaning to write up my equipment list for a while. It may be a boring post (maybe they always are) but I’m fascinated by the equipment cycling tourers carry so here… Continue reading

Day 28: A cyclist with a good spirit and a long afternoon uphill and into the wind

I faffed around this morning getting breakfast and packing up, so I was later than usual to set off for the morning ride. However, I have gone far enough west now to cross… Continue reading