Road To Nowhere: The Final Lap – Loafing In Burton

I have to say my enthusiasm for this bicycle ride to Alrewas from Willington was waning by the minute but I was prepared to give it one last go… Anyone just joining me will have missed the edge of seat excitement as a cycling trip on a towpath from Derbyshire to Staffordshire has gone very… Continue reading Road To Nowhere: The Final Lap – Loafing In Burton

Road To Nowhere: Part 2: The Wheels Come Off

You left me at my strategic vantage point of a beer canalside table supping a pint of GK IPA, whilst my fellow cyclist worked overtime to mend a brace of flat tyres. The Willington to Alrewas/Barton towpath route adjacent to the Trent & Mersey Canal looked infinitely more feasible after a ‘livener’ at the Mill… Continue reading Road To Nowhere: Part 2: The Wheels Come Off

Road To Nowhere: Part 1

Regular readers of the blog will know that whilst I once liked to kick a ball around I am strictly on a watching brief these days. Walking yes,  cricket occasionally, but that’s about my lot; however, when one of my pals, who cycles, suggested a ‘pub cycle’ along the Trent and Mersey Canal towpath then… Continue reading Road To Nowhere: Part 1

Pubs Galore On Swarkestone Branch Of The A514

Slightly later than I intended but I can’t let the fact Pete Shelley passed away go without a mention.  Considering The Buzzcocks never had a hit single (back in the day when the Top 40 mattered) that charted higher than number 12, their influence is massive. (picture c/o BBC) My elder sister always liked Manchester’s… Continue reading Pubs Galore On Swarkestone Branch Of The A514