Expeditions don’t require exotic destinations or big distances, only a sense of adventure – as Judy Mapledoram and family discovered in Devon.
Lady riding with dog on bike
Judy with her faithful four-legged friend on board her bike

Why don’t we cycle down to Grandad’s next year? It was just an idea at first; he lives over 70 miles away. But it grabbed the attention of the children. ‘Could we?’ they asked. ‘Isn’t it too far?’

There were lots of questions to be answered.

Would the children both be on their own bikes? Should I take the tandem so they could take turns on the back? How could I carry all the camping equipment? And not least: what about the dog?

Read about Judy's expedition in an article originally published in the June/July 2010 edition of Cycle magazine.