Cycling Against the Tide

Cycling is something of a miracle. Especially when you can cycle on water, at remarkable places such as Lindisfarne or Bosham, where people battle every day against the tide. Rob takes us on a lively and humorous journey along some of Britain’s most remarkable watery ways, from St Michael’s Mount to Spurn Head – one which also reveals stark truths about climate change.

How can we help turn this particular tide? Rob Ainsley lives in York but is usually somewhere else, on his bike. On leaving university, Rob took Norman Tebbit’s advice of the time: he got on his bike and he looked for work. However, he found he liked the biking more than the looking for work and he hasn’t stopped cycling since. After cycling all the possible rhyming coast-to-coast routes in Britain (from Poole to Goole, Barmouth to Yarmouth, and Barrow to Jarrow) he’s now collecting international End to Ends with some, such as Cuba, taking longer than others, such as the Faroes.