Anne Mathers - Member Profile - CycleBlaze

Member Profile

Anne Mathers

Journals

Title Ratings
Here Comes the Sun, Spain 2022 1433
Springtime Spin in Sardinia 2019 1281
Springtime Spin in Sicily 2018 711
French Alps 2017 41

About

My cycle touring days began in 1981 with a solo tour of Europe on an Apollo Prestige 10 speed when I finished 5 gruelling years of studying cell biology at university. That four month solo adventure set the hook and I have been at it ever since. 

Along with my husband, we have cycled the west coast south of North America from Victoria to LA, the spine of the Rockies from Jasper to Idaho, the Maritimes in Eastern Canada, the eastern states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in the USA, France, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. If Lichtenstein counts as a country, we rode there too. Apologies to Lichtensteiners, but it's a very petite place in the scheme of things. 

Our bicycles and gear have changed over the decades but our love of travel and experiencing new places, people and food has only grown deeper.  With every trip, our memory banks get topped up and, as long as we can still do it, we plan to continue. 

We are both grateful and much richer for it. 

Cycling never fails to muster up some happy!
Our mainstay bikes for touring were these Cannondales.