Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rock+Run visit.

Good afternoon folksFollowing the recent heatwave, I’ve managed to time a long-awaited trip to the Lakes, with a serious downturn in the weather, not to worry, I will still enjoy it, sun, hail or shine!Apart from a bit of running, testing out a new bike and catching up on some very overdue web/blog material, the… Continue Reading

Keswick Mountain Festival = Awesome!

The Silver Streak & one half of Team (Lina unfortunately couldn’t make it) had an absolutely amazing time at Keswick Mountain Festival. An awesome weekend of activities in a stunning setting.I headed up north on Friday night, battling the M62 & M6 (long way round, but much easier than tackling the A65, especially after… Continue Reading

BIG NEWS – Keswick Mountain Festival, courtesy of

Some BIG NEWS just in.Team are pleased to announce that we have been invited to the Keswick Mountain Festival this weekend, accompanying our good friends from AlpkitThe Keswick Mountain Festival is an amazing weekend, with absolutely something for everyone, veritable shedload of activities to do, simply a brilliant event.The Silver Streak will be parked… Continue Reading

Sponsor Spotlight No.9 – Lifeventure

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – LIFEVENTURE. Since I was a bairn, I have always enjoyed spending time in the mountains/wild places and camping. I like cities, but I much prefer life in the sticks.Enjoying life when camping/trekking/tramping/yomping is not about having all-the-gear-and-no-idea, it is about having the right gear. When I started thinking what gear we may… Continue Reading

Round-up of an awesome weekend!

Good afternoon folks I trust you all had a mighty fine extra-long weekend.(I was back on nights last night, booo).Just a quick round-up of a brilliant & rather productive weekend.As half of the team were out of the country, Johnny decided to take himself up to the Lakes, a long-awaited & eagerly anticipated weekend…. Continue Reading


With just 74 days to go (!) we thought we’d best investigate just what jabs, vaccinations, antedotes & spider serums we may need for our big trip.Fortunately (for me) I completely went to town when I went off travelling in 2004 & had the full mashings & boosters too. So, I’m pretty much covered. However,… Continue Reading

Lina has passed her Driving Test!

Good afternoon folks I trust this finds you all in tiptop form.Some very good news from the team…Last Friday Lina passed her Driving Test!We are both absolutely chuffed to bits, I’m proud as punch (& hugely relieved that I don’t have to drive 10’000 miles all by myself this summer!)I scraped through my Test… Continue Reading