Cycling

My first ever Saddle Life

The seed for cycle touring and Saddle Life was planted when I was invited to join Deac and Gal on their annual cycle tour. Already interested in cycling and camping it took me about three seconds to agree to the trip and few hammock test camps aside I was all set to Read more...

Cycling

Goals for 2018

It seems only logical after reflecting on last year that I look ahead to 2018. I’m not one for “new years resolutions” but I think everybody has certain goals that they would like to achieve or make some headway towards, and that’s as far as these “objectives” go for me Read more...

Cycling

Reflecting on 2017

2017 2017 has been a very interesting year to say the least for me and there was no better way to send out the year than a last minute impromptu camp with friends on New Year’s Eve Eve. Some friends of ours had to unexpectedly return home after travelling around Read more...

Hammocks

Rocking the local camp

Last night I found a fantastic new local camp spot. It’s a great little woodland, less than 3 miles from home, seemingly undisturbed but not too overgrown, the nearby road has very light traffic in the morning and almost non-existent in the late evening, and easy access where a fence Read more...

Hammocks

Getting back in the hammock

After getting back on my bike almost a week ago, last night I got back out there with my hammock. I keep saying I want to persist local camping as the seasons change and weather declines. With the clocks changing the early dark nights can put you off even leaving the Read more...

Hammocks

Learning to hammock

When I was first invited to Saddle Life my initial reaction was “Yes! Do it!!” but as I’ve learned over the years, I can be a bit of a worrier. So first, I had a few questions I wanted to know before committing anything like this. I obviously didn’t have the bug back Read more...