Monthly archives: April, 2014

Motorbikes Austria in the mountains

Austria – ‘Motorbikes (enough said!)’

The sound of the engine revving and the smell of petrol burning as the exhaust fired reminded me of my childhood. As the motorbike’s throttle was pulled back, the engine revved louder; it was like being a kid again on a Sunday morning when my Dad used to start my 80cc Yamaha before I could…



River Alps France

France – ‘Take Me To The River And Let Me Day Dream!’

Driving along the winding road, snow capped mountains dominate the skyline while the sound of the Stereophonics maintain a high level of morale within the Vito Sport. We’ve been on the road for six hours, leaving the fresh baguettes and overpriced espressos of France and heading into the wilderness of Switzerland. The past three days…



France – ‘Sky High On The Snow’

I wondered how old he must be as he stood next to me. He had grey hair, a frail looking physique and the wrinkles on his face were the contours of a long life. He was at least in his seventies. He had his skis connected to a self-made trolley with wheels, allowing him to…



Andrew Cotton – ‘Biggest Wave Ever Ridden’

Riding a surfboard down a eighty foot wave at a speed of over fourty mph is not for the faint hearted. One mistake and it could all be over, it’s a risky business. High adrenaline sports are for those who are not willing to live within the limit; they are for those who put their…



France – ‘Anything Could Happen’

When the blue Vito Sport pulled up outside my house, it was a clear indication that ‘Europe’ was about to begin. Six weeks on a mission through eleven countries; surf, waves, bikes, mountains, engines, drama, beers, film, music, athletes, French girls wearing oversized sunglasses…..this was going to have it all. The Vito Sport made a…



Europe – ‘6 Weeks, 11 Countries, 1 Van’

After being away for ten weeks, I had four days at home before heading off again. Four days was just enough time (it was actually too short) for a catch up with my family, few beers with the old man, bit of banter with my mates and a pair of clean boxers. It was then…