Hello and welcome to Kevin’s Cycling Blog.

Danube 300 x 225My name is Kevin Ellwood and two of my passions in life (when I am not playing bridge or tinkering with computers) are cycling and photography. The purpose of this website is to share my cycling stories, maps, photos and videos from the road, with the hope that by sharing my experiences others will be inspired to get involved in riding and be rewarded by the many benefits I have enjoyed over the years.

Physical activity is vital for a happy, healthy life, and the health benefits of cycling have been well documented. However, cycling is also great fun and a fantastic way to explore a country.

Our roads and paths are there to be shared. Whether on foot, on two wheels, or on four, people need to act in a safe and courteous manner. We should all look out for one another as they do in other cities around the world, particularly Europe.

I hope you enjoy my photos and videos, and feel free to download any of my GPX maps that have been created based as far as possible on the most scenic and cycle friendly routes. Also check out the maps for my Croatian Tour, France Tour and South Korean Tour completed during 2015, as well as the maps for my Spain-Portugal Tour completed in May 2016, my Italian Tour completed in June-July 2016, my France (Alsace) Tour completed in September 2016 and a EuroSail 3-country Mosel Tour (Germany, Luxembourg and France) enjoyed in August-September 2016. Check out the Blog page for tales of my adventures.

The coming year will be a busy one, with several tours planned in Australia and Europe … see Trips Planned 2017.