Travel

Jordan by bike … a small country with much to offer the adventurous on and offroad cyclist. Evans Cycles Blog

Gone to Gomera ... exploring the lesser known Canary Islands reveals fascinating landscapes and a geological history of time. Always Riding. Pic above: Chris Beynon

Two wheels and a prayer … the best way to tackle some of the world’s highest mountain passes is on a bike. A trip to Ladakh, a mini-Tibet in north-west India, offers culture, colour and ancient history too. Women’s Cycling.

Ain’t no mountain … Ladakh in north-west India is stunning and untamed. The former Himalayan kingdom boasts some of the world’s highest and toughest mountain passes, especially for a cyclist. Cycling Active

Feature makes top three…Travel website GoNomad has included my Madagascar feature in its 2013 Top 10 

Potter Country … southerner Beatrix Potter’s affection for the Lake District inspired many of her best-loved characters. Tour by bike the countryside of Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten and the dastardly Mr McGregor. Cycling Active

Turn again Hartington … there’s no better place than the Peak District for riding your bike. This route through the gentler White Peak will more than whet your appetite. Cycling Active

More to Madagascar than unique wildlife … Madagascar boasts special animals and beachside idylls yet some call it a country of chancers. Behind the scenes is bouyant innovation and industry, a discreet culture and courteous people. GoNomad

Secrets and lies … Elizabethan intrigue beckons at every turn in the lavish interior of Hatfield House and its eerie gardens. Countryfile

Down our way … the skylark’s melodic insignia and the wheezy, cheesy note of the yellowhammer accompany a celebration of the South Downs Way. Hampshire Life

High as kites … test your skills, and your brakes, on a sumptuous ride through the Chilterns. Cycling Active

Up on the Downs … it’s the 40th birthday of the South Downs Way, a soaring, tumbling 100-mile trail across southern England.TNT

Romans and countrymen … there’s more to rural Hertfordshire than a passing glance suggests. Idling between cheery villages reveals a history of turmoil and tumult, literary genius and seas of bluebells and wild garlic. Cycling Active

Victoria’s secrets … biking and birding around Africa’s largest lake poses many challenges, not least the need to reach a destination when you’d rather dawdle and look. Bird Watching Magazine