"The Adventures of Ten Tonne Taffy"

and Tilly the Tandem

About Us and our Vans

We’re Jon and Linda from Norwich in Norfolk, England. We’ve been travelling in our motorhomes since 2004, though Jon’s first trip he remembers as a child is 1972 to Moscow in a Bedford Dormobile with his parents and brother. This is probably what got him hooked and poor Linda was just dragged into it by persistent nagging and an unrelenting whinging that only men and babies seem to be able to sustain. Though, to be fair she was pretty fed up sleeping in a wet tent and travelling in a Morris Minor.

We’ve had two vans – a Frankia I650 and our current beast – Ten Tonne Taffy, or FatTaf for short. Our Frankia we shipped to the United States, Iceland and Scandinavia and Taffy has been to North Africa, the Middle East and Caucuses and Russia and Belarus, leaving a trail of revolutions in her wake, which we hope are not connected to our visits.

Taffy’s a bit of a beast and pretty much self sufficient outside winter. We’ve carry 280 litres of diesel, 500 water and have a 3 week toilet tank. We have no gas – cooking and heating is by diesel – and have a domestic style electric fridge, kettle and dishwasher, all of which happily run off our 440ah 24 volt battery system and 900 watt solar panels.

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This years trip (2018)

This year we are fleeing the freezing UK temperatures and heading for Florida to cycle to Canada via the Underground Railroad Cycle route!

We leave the UK on the 5th March with 6 month visa’s and Tilly packed up in a cardboard box bound for Gatwick.  As we write this we are in Taffy with frozen pipes and toilet and a wind chill of -14C with the village blanketed in snow and the roads covered with packed snow flanked by drifts higher than our car!  Its hard to think that in a couple of days time it will be 27C and sunny and we’ll be able to exchange our thermals for shorts and sandals….



Our Last Recorded Cycle

This is our last recorded cycle

Latest Activity Map

and our previous 5…

Latest Activities

  • Weesp
    On August 12, 2018 2:00 pm went 29.85 km during 05:30:28 hours climbing 38.00 meters
  • Pancakes
    On August 11, 2018 10:43 pm went 4.46 km during 00:13:32 hours climbing 20.00 meters
  • Amsterdam
    On August 11, 2018 10:35 am went 34.98 km during 06:25:09 hours climbing 92.00 meters
  • Naarden
    On August 10, 2018 4:28 pm went 7.88 km during 06:32:03 hours climbing 10.00 meters
  • Naarden
    On August 9, 2018 10:05 am went 38.12 km during 04:52:37 hours climbing 60.00 meters