We’ve been back in the UK for two weeks now. It’s been a lovely time of reconnecting with family and friends. Those days spent on the bike, and the tumult of Tokyo, seem as far away in spirit as they are in actual time and miles. However, the blog is incomplete without some thoughts on … More Tokyo

Shimanami Kaido

The Shimanami Kaido is a series of suspension bridges, which runs for over 30 miles, linking various small islands of the Seto Inland Sea, and in doing so, connecting the two major islands of Honshu and Shikoku. Thanks to the fantastic provision of segregated cycle paths along its entire length, the Shimanami Kaido has become … More Shimanami Kaido


We were pleased to reach Kyoto, a significant halfway marker for us in terms of distance and length of time, not to mention a place we were keen to visit. Since leaving Kanazawa, our route once again hugged the coastline before moving inland to traverse the west side of Lake Biwa. We faced a few … More Kyoto