WHERE DID ALL THE FUN GO?

WHERE DID ALL THE FUN GO?

As ever, humans ruin the thing they love When I first got involved in the ‘outdoors’ – in a previous century – it was pretty much a niche world that the general public knew little about.They saw hill walking and mountaineering as being for beardy types who liked to...

HALF MAN, HALF BIKE

WHY EVERY CYCLIST SHOULD DO AT LEAST ONE BIG RIDE IN THEIR LIFE Before I start blatting on about ‘big rides’ I guess we should define what, exactly, a ‘big ride’ is. Personally, I’d consider it to be more about the time it takes than the distance covered, for two...

NO MORE SKIING, NO MORE SNOW

Climate crisis means quarter of European ski resorts face scarce snow | Climate crisis | The Guardian This stuff needs to be challenged. Why? Because it invariably focusses on the worst-case scenario and uses that as the headline and the hook for the entire piece. The...

WHY I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE ‘CLIMATE CRISIS’

The first in a series of loosely considered gibberish on the ‘climate debate’. SCOURING PADS That loveable wee pixie Greta Thunberg and all the other miserabilist eco-warriors would have us believe that the only way to solve the ‘climate crisis’ (note –...
WHY REAL CAMPERVANNING IS DEAD

WHY REAL CAMPERVANNING IS DEAD

‘No overnight parking’. ‘Campervans prohibited’. ‘No camping or caravanning’. Anyone who spends much time in a campervan will be familiar with signs like this, which are popping up with increasing regularity around the country. Local authorities from Caithness to...

JELLY BRAINED IDIOTS

When did the people of Britain become such a bunch of timorous little mice? A couple of days of strong winds and relatively light snowfall in SE England and the media act as if Armageddon is upon us (UK weather: Storm Darcy to bring more snowfall and gale-force winds...