Inequality is an unfortunate truth of our time, but it is no longer brushed under the carpet and ignored. More people than ever are willing to stand up to say, it is enough, and things are changing. The evidence is all around us, from vice president-elect Kamala Harris, the shrinking of the national wage gapContinue reading “The InternationElles”
Author Archives: Samuel-James Wilson
My personal, meditative detox.
Before I ramble on about a bike ride, I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who read and offered feedback on the previous post with Emma Wallace. And, of course, Emma herself. The feedback continues to be nothing short of astounding from individuals feeling empowered to open up about their concernsContinue reading “My personal, meditative detox.”
Full disclosure, it has been over a month (September 2020) since myself and Emma had the chat below. The whirlwind of an pandemic, still apparent around the world came to a small, personal conclusion during this time. I landed myself a full-time, contracted job, following my career as a Historic Building Conservation Specialist (rolls ofContinue reading “Emma Wallace”
RIDE FOR UNITY
At the point of writing this, there has been a total of 26.9 million (documented) cases of Covid-19 around the world and around 880,000 (documented) deaths. It is a heartbreaking reality that we’re all currently living through. I was out of work for five months. This was not by choice – I was very unfortunateContinue reading “RIDE FOR UNITY”
Yorkshire to London(ish)
It has been exactly five months since I was last at work. Slowly but surely, I have been eating into my savings, biding my time and waiting for the phone to ring. It has been a stressful time, to say the least. As a London resident without employment, as I am sure you can imagine,Continue reading “Yorkshire to London(ish)”
Five tips for bikepacking beginners
This may seem obvious but not planning your route could be catastrophic. Gone are the days where we spend the majority of our time, face down looking at a map, reading the stars or the height or the sun to lead us home (If you can do this, more power to you!) Applications such asContinue reading “Five tips for bikepacking beginners”
I reached the top of the marshland climb, now in the shadow of the mountain before me.Tired, exasperated and weary. I finally spotted a gravel path up to the summit. The gravel however, on closer inspection wasn’t anything of the sort. Rocks and pebbles filled the path leading up the steepest part of the ascentContinue reading “Yorkshire Trigonnée”
London to Yorkshire
Once the United Kingdom, along with the rest of the world was put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic, everything in my world stopped. I was about to begin a new job, a job that would have been a big step up in my career and opened many doors in the future. Once lockdownContinue reading “London to Yorkshire”
The White Cliffs of Dover
The day before this trip began, I awoke not knowing that within 24 hours I would be looking out upon the ocean wondering how far my bike would take me. It was only the night before, looking at the weather forecast that I decided, It was time to pack the bike.
The South Downs Way
Planning a bikepacking trip for the first time is not only nerve-racking but it is scary. The unknown. Yes, watching Youtube videos, listening to podcasts and reading blogs is going to help, double-checking all your gear and doing trials is certainly going to stop those little mistakes but how ready can you be heading into the unknown?