About The Boat And The Bike

By way of an introduction I am with my wife a keen sailor, we enjoy sailing and cycling, the freedom to travel by the power of the wind and the pedal.

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After twenty years of flying and operating a hotair balloon rides company we discovered a mutual love of sailing. Having never set foot on a yacht we signed up for an RYA course  and after completing  two further courses we bought our first boat, a Westerly Kestrel that allowed us to gain sea miles and experience.  In 2009 we acquired a Dufour 40 and in 2011 we embarked on our longest cruise to date across Biscay and down to Portugal before returning in 2012.
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My interest in cycling started at school when I saved pocket and paper round money to

buy a Claud Butler “racer” but sadly other interests took priority and I took a sabbatical from the bike for thirty years. The flame rekindled some ten years ago as a way of keeping fit with the purchase of a Marin Palisade Trail MTB and then last year supplemented with a Boardman Team Hybrid and recently a Cannondale Synapse Carbon road bike, oh and of course a couple of folding Dahon bikes for the boat.

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