Welcome to By Bike and Birch

My name is Colin Bankes-Jones and for the next few years I will be cycling, busking, hammocking and sailing my way through the American continents.

Feel free to explore the site and if you wish send us a message if you have any queries, ideas or just wish to talk.


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There was a sudden shooting pain that came from my Achilles as I was entering the outskirts of Thunderbay. I wasn’t sure what had happened but eitherway I noticed some significant swelling around my tendon so I changed out my cleats for my boots so my foot would have a bit more freedom to move … Continue reading Thunderbay

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