Grand Tour of the Great Divide and a grand bike for it…

This blog was originally published on Cycleinjuries.co.uk in 2015. I have reproduced it for my site as an example of some of the adventure sports writing I have done.   Fancy taking a month off to ride one of the greatest mountain bike routes in the world? Need a bike for the job? This blog will look at the challenge and at a machine that’s just been developed specially for it… The Grand Tour of the Great Divide This is a 2745 mile cross country mountain biking route from Banff, Alberta in Canada to Antelope Wells in on the border …
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A sailing geek’s view of the Vendee Globe…

A few weeks ago I discovered an old shipmate of mine from my square rigger days lives in Les Sables d’Olonne, home of the Vendee Globe singlehanded round the world race, and has connections to one of the teams, as well as one of the two Golden Globe entries from this quiet fishing town on the Biscay coast of France. I messaged him by Facebook and got an immediate invite to be a part of one of the greatest sailing events on Earth.I am a bit of an elite sailing geek. When I’m not getting depressed as hell about the …
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Richard Shrubb’s adventure sports writing

Richard’s adventure sports writing comes from his need to get out and explore the world. It is all very well watching something – many get a thrill from that – but what about doing it? What is it like for your body and mind to scream “NO MORE!” yet to still push to your destination? At sea, far from the nearest port there is no way of getting off the boat unless you’re so hopeless you decide to quicken your demise by going over the side. Far out in the countryside on your mountain bike you could be miles from …
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