Biking Camino de Santiago Spain

The big one

Written by Stuart Wickes

The big one

Stuart Profile SmallI’m not sure I’m going to make it, unless the kids start pedalling.

We’re about to start climbing the Col de Ibaneta and already it is truly a struggle. Even our 3000 metres of hill climbing “training” along the coast from Bilbao has not really prepared us for this. It’s relentless and we’re on fully loaded tandems with kids as stokers. What are we doing?

Last night a mighty thunderstorm tried to warn us off, then a road traffic accident at the bottom of the mountain signalled doom: perhaps we need to pay more attention to these signs? Time now to rest, eat and drink before the climb continues.

Cycling a tandem while reading

Seriously, guys you need to PEDAL!

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Stuart Wickes

Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project. He is our chief photographer and videographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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