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3 weeks ago

So far it has been a great summer and Zuri and I got featured in several German magazines and English newspapers. πŸ˜πŸ•πŸš΄ I hope that this helped many people to start living their dreams too and to see that everything is possible if you just start going in the direction you want! 😊✨❀️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done!! August is our month on the calendar. Glad to have helped you a little when you passed our way. I agree live your dream now as one day it will be too late! Hope we meet again. X

Fabulous πŸ˜€

1 month ago

Kierson from Sustrans invited us to sleep at his place for the last night of this year's tour. It was so great to meet him and his family and to discuss all the different issues I experienced on the cycling network. He arranged a video call with Sara from Sustrans Wales. She wants to push the barrier removal forward in the agenda and also some other problems that I encountered. Both of them are lovely people and they are trying hard to make cycling in the UK a better experience for everyone.

I decided to push back going to Cornwall a bit since I wanted to be back at my friends place for a belated funeral gathering. I cycled through the beautiful city of Worcester. I finally know where the Worcestersauce comes from πŸ˜…

Another adventures comes to an end. 1500 km (1000 miles) full of beauty and kindness and once more the weather God was on my side since we only had 1,5 days of rain β˜” in the whole journey 😍

For everyone who has been writing to me regarding new YouTube videos... I will start putting new videos up on YouTube from next week on. 😊
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Kierson from Sustrans invited us to sleep at his place for the last night of this years tour. It was so great to meet him and his family and to discuss all the different issues I experienced on the cycling network. He arranged a video call with Sara from Sustrans Wales. She wants to push the barrier removal forward in the agenda and also some other problems that I encountered. Both of them are lovely people and they are trying hard to make cycling in the UK a better experience for everyone. 

I decided to push back going to Cornwall a bit since I wanted to be back at my friends place for a belated funeral gathering. I cycled through the beautiful city of Worcester. I finally know where the Worcestersauce comes from πŸ˜…

Another adventures comes to an end. 1500 km (1000 miles) full of beauty and kindness and once more the weather God was on my side since we only had 1,5 days of rain β˜” in the whole journey 😍

For everyone who has been writing to me regarding new YouTube videos... I will start putting new videos up on YouTube from next week on. 😊Image attachment

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Congratulations on taking the journey. Its given many if us inspiration to gi further afield. Thank you so much. πŸ’“

Super, dass die Barrierefreiheit in Angriff genommen werden soll ! Und auf die Videos freue ich mich auch schon πŸ€—

It's been fabulous watching your journey, so inspirational. Well done πŸ‘ŒπŸŽ‰

Fab! πŸŽ‰ Hope he’ll be trying to sort out the barriers in England too πŸ˜‰

Ich bin gespannt auf deine Videos πŸ˜‰

toll.... freu mich schon auf die Videos

Ich freue mich schon auf die Videos!

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2 months ago

This was the view I was waking up with in Brecon 😍 from there we cycled to Hay on Wye. The way to there was full of hedges. It made me quite sad because I was cycling through beautiful scenery without seeing it. Every once in a while a fence let me take a glimpse of what I was missing out. Hay on Wye is a beautiful little alternative village famous for its second hand book shops. There I met up with Katy. I stayed with her in Leeds on my last trip to Scotland and she had moved to Wales by now. It was lovely to see her again! 😍 After, we followed the EuroVelo 2 cycle path up the famous Gospel Path. The highest road in Wales! When we reached the top, there was a sign that the road ahead was closed. Why don't they tell me at the bottom? I was not going back down again... So I just hoped that I would made it through.πŸ™ˆ 30 min going down.. At the bottom of the hill on the other side a bid of road had no pavement and no safety fence because a tree fell into the road . But it was doable and I was very happy that I didn't need to cycle all we way back up.. πŸš΄πŸ•πŸ˜

Another highlight of the day was the Skirrid Mountain Inn day that we passed.
The inn has a reputation for being haunted by several ghosts or spirits and has been said to be the scene of numerous supernatural occurrences or paranormal activities. It's famous for being the most haunted pub in all UK..
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Amazing!! Hope you are somewhere safe tonight, as there is a big storm coming with strong winds xxx

Lovely times and memories to relive ! ❀️

Zuri ist mehr im Wagen?

2 months ago

The afternoon in the brecon beacons was quite exciting! We followed cycle path 8 up to Brecon. Tiny windy roads led us up the mountain. It was quite lonely in some parts... At one point I was just rolling down a hill coming towards a little bridge when a very confused guy run straight at me and screamed "a car just came down the hill the other side and couldn't turn fast enough. It crashed against the bridge and fell down into the river. Can you get the ambulance. We don't have any signal her." I couldn't belive my ears. A car fell into the river? I stopped and was shocked seeing the car down there. A young couple in there. They seemed to be OK but completly confused by what just happened. I saw the brick wall next to them in the river. They were to fast in the curve and crashed into the wall, overturned and somehow landed on the tyres again (luckily for them)! It was quite some time ago when I lost the phone signal, so I knew I wouldn't be fast enough. The man went into the river to calm down the couple and I stayed on the road waiting for the next car, to tell them to phone the ambulance as soon as they got signal. It took at least another 1 hours until the ambulance came...
I continued still quite confused on my journey into the woods. I was thinking to myself if I was lucky once more? It literally happened 2 min or less before I arrived there being the oncoming traffic. It took quite a while until I was able to be in the moment again and enjoy the nature around me. The traffic free cycle path parts turned out to be more like mountainbike paths. Not easy to cycle on I have to say and even there barriers to small to fit through (luckily a couple turned up just in the right moment to lift the trailer over it). I reached the town Brecon in the evening and just wanted to charge my battery in a pub to continue to Builth Wells but then Paul and his sons started talking to me from the table next to me and they invited me to stay with them. They cooked an amazing meal with home grown organic vegetables (to find something organic is very difficult in the UK). We had a fantastic evening with many great and interesting conversations. So once more a happy endingπŸš΄πŸ•πŸ˜β€οΈ
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What a day - one you won’t forget! Well done and top marks for perseverance.

Had an idea about these stupid gates & messaged you πŸ‘

Nice!

2 months ago

After having a busy midge night, I woke up in paradise! Without knowing it Zuri and I arrived in the Vale of Neath -also called Waterfall country.
Waterfall CountryΒ is an area of over a dozen waterfalls between Pontneddfechan and Ystradfellte in the southwestern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Its a hidden treasure that many people don't know about. We came to a walk, that lead us to a different world...lush greenery, very picturesque and one waterfall after the other. At 8 o'clock in the morning, this world was ours. No other human soul was there. Zuri and I turned around after the 4. Waterfall, so I want to come back to dive deeper in this magical lush world.
We continued in direction of the Brecon Beacons. Once again we were lucky with the weather. A heavy rainstorm came down right after we left the waterfall area but only for 1 hour, in which we found a dry place.. A heavy cycle up the mountain followed and then another fail happened on the cycling network. The cycle path ended and around 5 km were missing before it continued. The only way to it was a very big, high traffic 2 lane carriageway with honking trucks behind me...stress pure!
After reaching the next village, I needed a break. We went into a small cafe. Unfortunately no dogs allowed inside, but we got a place in the beer garden. When we came back outside a guy was waiting for us. He saw us earlier on the road and checked out on Instagram that I was vegan and bought me very delicious vegan lunch, something to drink and very tasty snacks for Zuri. He just handed everything to me and left right away. Once more I was speechless by the kindness that Zuri and I are experiencing here in Wales!! πŸ˜πŸš΄πŸ• The rest of the day continued in a very adventurous way with stunning nature. So check out the following post. 😊
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Looking forward to seeing that when you get it to video. I bet Zuri had a fab time πŸ’•

Zuri must be one of the world’s best travelled dogs πŸ• 😍

Have a wonderful time! πŸ€

2 months ago

I was fearing this day for a long time but it had to come... The day of the Barriers!! It started of great and we went into the #pembreycountrypark to see the longest beach in Wales (10 miles). It's a big Park and it took at least 1 hour to cycle through. But we couldn't get out.. The gate was locked. I was really angry (I was on the Eurovelo 1) and I called the Park officers. A guy came with a set of Keys but non fitted. So we detached the trailer again and he helped me through the small round bit with lots of effort. But this was only the beginning. We first cycled on some beautiful wide bicycle tracks to Swansea (wow!) and then we came to the #Neath canal and one barrier came after the other.. A nightmare! They were so small that either my Trailer nor my bike fitted by themselves. I had to lift them halfway up. After the 7. Barrier I knew, I was not wished on these bicycle paths and I took the country road instead. Once more we came to a lovely pub in the evening and the young Female owner recommended me a place for the night. Sadly right in a midge Nest it seemed. Zuri and I had bites all over.. But we were sleeping right next to a pearl of nature, I had no clue about... Another fantastic day was waiting for us πŸ˜πŸš΄πŸ•with one scary bit I have to admit! 😬 ... See MoreSee Less

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That is SOOO crazy Iris - even an ordinary touring bike with luggage can’t fit through there. Why is Britain so pathetic at encouraging greener travel ! 🀬

Wow ...😣❌ wtf do they care about...??? Keep on 🀘

2 months ago

This was quite an exciting day! The first stop was in Tenby. There I accidentally found a cute little cafe run by a German women. We started talking and the told me that everything id completly booked in this town to the end of the year. Because of Covid nobody really wants to go abroad. Her cafe was really busy too and she needed to keep sending people away as soon as it opened in the morning. We cycled across the coast with some beautiful views but suddenly the cycle path 4 was closed and no detour was provided (we cyclists usually are forgotten when roads are closed). The only detour I could see to go back on it was to cross the very busy two carriageway A40. It was scary and I found an epic fail for the cycling network (who ever is responsible for this). We saw some beautiful scenery after and at one point I had the feeling I should stop in a pub in Cydweli and not cycle any further sd planned. I found the Lord Nelson pub and the owner Gerry was wonderful! He made me some food for free, gave me some drinks, I could shower and I could sleep on the couch inside the pub. I could put my bike inside as well. πŸš΄πŸ˜πŸ• Once more I was surprised by the kindness of people that dont know me! ❀ And the best was.. It started raining when I entered the pub and stopped pouring down the next morning when I left... πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ•πŸš΄ ... See MoreSee Less

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That's sounds so scary on the A40, you're braver than me cycling on a dual carriageway. The pub sounds lovely and glad it made a good end to you day

These are the guys who are supposed to keep an eye on cycle paths - and a pretty poor job they seem to do too! Think you should send them your video that you made of you trying to get through all the cycle gates! 😏 Btw, when you get a moment could you check messenger - I messaged you a few days ago 😘 Hugs to Zuri x www.sustrans.org.uk/national-cycle-network

You carry your luck with you Iris ! 😊

2 months ago

When I woke up in the fields I couldn't belive my eyes. My wish came true. I saw some stunning cliffs and the blue sky was waiting for us to explore the beautiful coast of Prembrokshire! Pictures can't show how beautiful it is. I saw endless wide sandy beaches around every corner! But dont be fooled by the pictures. It is still a lot of going up and down πŸ˜‰ And the sun stayed with us all day! I cycled through St. Davis, the smallest City in the UK (only so because of its cathedral - but it is stunning and huge and well worth a visit!) πŸ˜ƒπŸš΄πŸ• ... See MoreSee Less

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You and Zuri are such an inspiration, Iris ! You’re right, there’s a reward of some sort (sometimes unexpected), around every corner - if you look in the right places !

Wonderful photos and am so happy for you that the sun came out πŸŒžπŸ€—πŸ˜Ž. What beautiful scenery xxx

Traumhafte Landschaft 😊 wünsche euch weiterhin eine tolle Zeit ☺️

Love this page and watching your journey xx

3 months ago

After leaving Aberystwyth I was thinking I would make it to Cardigan but because of the up and downs I could only make it to Aberporth. It's a small village right on the coast. I went into the local restaurant hoping to be able to charge and to eat a bit. The waitress said that everything in the whole village was completely booked. I went back to the bike trying to think what do next. When a guy (Duncan) came running out of the restaurant and inviting me to his dad's house. He said that nobody should be hungry in his village, so he cooked me a very tasty meal and offered me to put up my tent in the garden as well. 😍 The next day was tough! I just poured - non stop heavy rain! It took me 2 hours to go to Cardigan and I went into a pub there for a coffee. After a while a lady came to me telling me that I need to leave in 30min because the table was reserved. 15min after she came again telling me I need to leave now because the guests came early. "everybody wants to be dry and comes early when it's raining". I replied to her that I can imagine this because I got really wet as well in the morning. She replied but that I have rain gear on and asked me to leave again. So we did. We cycled all the way to Fishguard. It was just cold,very windy and very very wet! It was a very tough day! In Fishguard the restaurants very fully booked again. I was able to get a seat inside in one for 45min to eat something quickly but needed to finish my drink outside because other people where coming. I just cycled outside the town and looked for a meadow to put up the tent hoping for a sunnier day to come but the forecast was just predicting more of the same.. My deepest wish was to see Pembrokeshire in sunshine, which we were about to see the following day... ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks Duncan ! Sometimes it’s easy for people to help out in nice weather but of course not many townie ppl know what it’s like to be cold from wet weather. ❀️❀️ Better luck next time Iris !

Oh gosh sounds like you are having some rough times!! I really hope the weather improves soon again and the restaurants less busy 😞

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3 months ago

When I came to Aberystwyth the battery of my phone was almost empty and I was struggling to get it to charge with the powerbank. So I stopped at the beginning of the town. A very lovely lady stopped and invited me and Zuri to her home right way. πŸ•πŸš²πŸš²πŸ˜ƒ I could charge everything got some food, some lovely tea and could even sleep in a proper bed. 😍 It was the perfect ending to this adventurous day. The next day I wanted to go further down to south Wales. There is no direct cycle route, so Komoot navigated me through some country lanes. But it was tough! It was just going up and down, up and down all day.. There a very typical thing in Wales started to annoy me.. Wales seems to be obsessed with hedges... Eventhough I was cycling very close to the sea, I couldn't see any of it. It can be very frustrating, when you know that beautiful nature is around you but you have no chance of seeing it. It is like this in most places in Wales,which is quite offsetting I have to admit. πŸš²πŸ˜” ... See MoreSee Less

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Ha, just come on to Facebook after watching Ep6 of your Scottish videos and not being able to find Ep7, and up you pop in Facebook 😁 Have you uploaded Ep7 yet?

Yeah, watching tarmac is tedious. Hedges are great for cutting down wind, wildlife corridors and habitat, but not great for the vistas πŸ₯°

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