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Better late than never!

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Time for a long overdue blog!

Life seems to have stalled for us over the past 18 months or so – we’ve lost our drive and passion, we seem to be drifting and wasting precious time not doing the things we love. Life events have knocked us down and we’ve been fighting indecision and apathy. With another loss in the family – this time Mike’s dear Mum – we were struggling to motivate ourselves. Time to give ourselves a kick up the backside!

Having both hit 65 this year, we had planned a two-month cycle tour around Europe in May/June to celebrate, but then life took over and we had to put it on hold until, hopefully – no, definitely – next year.

To console ourselves, we booked last-minute tickets to the Cycle Touring Festival, making it our third time. It has always been a great weekend, full of happy, enthusiastic people, some of whom have become dear friends that we look forward to catching up with each May. As with every year, the 2017 festival didn’t disappoint.

So many inspiring speakers, so many enthusiastic people with interesting tales to tell, so many passionate cycle tourers willing to share help and advice: who could fail to be inspired.

Laura and Tim Moss, their close family – in particular, the now well-loved Sharon, Laura’s Mum – and all the speakers kindly give up their precious time and energy to run and contribute to the festival without profit.

If you are dreaming of taking your first ever cycle tour or are a novice cycle tourer (or even an experienced one), the Cycle Touring Festival is one event in the year that should not be missed.

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Author: Mike McEnnerney Photographer PhotoLink Images

I've had a passion for photography for as long as I can remember and have been running my own photographic business for many years (www.photolinkimages.co.uk). This also carries over into my personal interests: I love the great outdoors and enjoy nothing better than to be outside taking photos and combining this with my hobbies of cycle touring, camping, backpacking, canoeing and just being out in the wilds, or as the Australians say "beyond the black stump" farther into the outback than the city lights.

5 thoughts on “Better late than never!

  1. Snap! Forgive the pun. We have suffered something similar. Go to it! All the best. Norman

  2. Lets hope that this is the start of you guys connecting again with all the things that are important to you….. Your friends are always around if you ever need to talk…
    It’s great that you are picking yourselves up and kick-starting life again……

    • Yes, thanks for that, Trevor. We managed to get to the Outer Hebrides (blog to follow shortly!), which was just we needed to pick ourselves up – stunning scenery, remote, peaceful, sunshine :0) good for the soul! Did us the world of good. Hope to catch up sometime – please let us know when you’re next nearby.

  3. good to read this Mike. looking forward to your Hebridean update

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