My earliest experiences of cycling would come under the category of touring, from short Sunday morning rides with my father as a young child, to youth hostelling tours with him throughout my teens; even a 3 month camping tour of Europe. And of course many other day rides either on my own or with friends.
I continue to enjoy touring in all its forms, in particular riding on my father's 1970's Evans 531 tourer which I have had restored.
Whilst touring with my father he would always write an account of where we had been and what we had done, making multiple updates during each day. I plan to add details of some of those rides here in due course, as well as any notable rides I make from now.
Damian is one of the few people to have completed the British Cycle Quest. A few months ago he found my website and made contact, and as he was planning a tour including Northumberland we arranged to meet up.