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About dontgetlost

An educational technologist with a passion for the outdoors

Getting geared up for Austria

I am already planning for a a great bike ride in Austria with Saddle Skedaddle . The  Ten Lakes tour starts and ends in Salzburg and takes in the lower slopes of the Alps.  No dreadful climbs but a few … Continue reading

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The Dromoise – bike festival in French twin town

My hometown of Wirksworth in Derbyshire has a twinning link with a very lively little French town called Die (you pronounce it ‘dee’) .  One of the many annual ‘animations’ a Die is the September Dromoise bike event which combines … Continue reading

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Splashing time

It was a breath of fresh air to lead a family bike HF holiday in Derbyshire. Here we are enjoying the ford next to Hognaston.

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Reunion with Danube ferry captain – first met on bike trip 2 years ago

It was a joy once again to lead a group  from HF Cycling down the ‘Danube Radweg’  to Vienna once again. July 2016 saw may fifth lead on this route (it’s becoming a habit!)  and it was especially good to encounter … Continue reading

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From Italian Mountains to the Sea with 3 Steves and 2 Mikes

What a great trip this has been! Starting in the Dolomites we hurtled downhill to Lake Garda  on a route with stunning views and very little flat let alone uphill.   A real joyful start to any trip. From Riva … Continue reading

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Trulli great trip to heel of Italy – Puglia

Six months after after my first visit to Puglia leading for HF Cycling , I was back again with a great group of bikers.  We rode two days near Alberobello (famous for pointed stone houses called Trulli). We then took … Continue reading

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Giant Prize and huge honour

I was gob smacked to learn last night (27 Feb) that I had won the Saddle Skedaddle Guides competition.  A great honour as they are a great outfit and the others entries came from fellow guides who are very prolific … Continue reading

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