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Chasing the sun; a winter cycle tour

I promised myself that every couple of months I would get out of London and go somewhere different.  It didn’t really matter where, Timbuktu or Bognor Regis, just a change of scene. 2,321 more words

Adventure Road-biking

Why I Cycle

As the temperature dropped to almost zero today, and the wind clawed my face as I ground my way uphill, I couldn’t help but think to myself… 686 more words


Cycling from Whitstable to Ramsgate

I woke early in a static caravan on the outskirts of Whitstable.  It was another perfect summer’s day.  The kind of day that as a kid,  you would remember as the best day of the holidays; sunburn, ice-cream, getting sand in your knickers & sea up your nose. 484 more words

Bike to basics

Thinking about getting back on your bike? I had been for some time, so tried out one of the free ‘Cycle Skills’ training sessions to see if I could re-build my confidence on two wheels. 830 more words



Sometimes not having a plan can lead you into trouble, and other times it can lead to a pleasant surprise. Yesterday my unplanned and rare shopping trip yielded a pleasant surprise. 473 more words

Making a monster bike

Summer holidays can feel like they go on forever and, towards the end of it, the days just seem to repeat themselves. So, after being strapped in a pram for weeks, endless play dough sessions, never-ending rolling around in blankets, curtains and laundry and working nightshifts building things with bricks, my son had just had enough. 407 more words


Tandem Adventures

The house is strangely quiet, the skies are leaden; perfect conditions for a quick blog post (it’s that or clean my chain!).  I’ve just said good-bye to my brother Stephen, and Sister-in-law Kate, after a weekend visit with their 30 year old tandem called Lucy (neither of them have the faintest memory of why that name was chosen!). 539 more words