Off the Grid

For the past two and a bit weeks I've sort of been living off the grid, cycling down the Icefield Parkway. It's the road through the Rockies, and we're doing it in 28days, a lot of people do it in a week. Unfortunately there are no supermarkets along the way, so we're carrying our own food and I've even started eating my liquified slab of Kendal mint cake. I'm losing weight, but that's more due to lack of food rather than extreme daily mileage 😂😂.

I have also managed to throw in a few touristic activities such as a glacial walk and a sky walk.

Currently there are fires in the neighbouring province which means that sadly on some days the views of the mountains aren't as spectacular.

By Susan Doram

I am passionate about cycling and enjoy encouraging others to ride their bicycles. I am a cycle coach and founder member and chair for Leicester Women's Velo and Founder member and club secretary for Ride on Sistas. I love to encourage others to get active. I am an award wining personal trainer and one of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2019. I've been on numerous cycle tours and have encouraged others to join me. Part of my cycle touring experience has included cycling around the world for just over 2 1/2 years.


  1. Wow Susan! Your photos blow me away everytime! So lovely to see you in the photos and smiling that lovely smile.

    I’ll read up on glacial & sky walk as I don’t know much about them, but they sound awesome.

    Tough going carrying your own food. Are you having to stop and cook or is it all tinned food?

    You’ll have to stuff your face good and proper after this part of the journey ends.

    Great adventure! Go girl! X

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    1. It’s all dried food 🥘, like mash and dried vegetables. It’s all a good experience. In hindsight the ride from Jasper to Lake Louise could have been done in 10 days, which would have meant having to carry less food and making the load a lot lighter. So it was stopping and cooking at either the campground or the hostel.

      Good to hear from you


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