A Moulton at Waitrose, Ampthill

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I spotted this Moulton bicycle outside Waitrose, Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire.  It caught my eye as I have arranged to visit my friend Geoff in Hereford next weekend and he knows a thing or two about these bikes. For myself, I’m … Continue reading

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If I were Prime Minister for a day

We had a funny conversation while driving along. It was if I were Prime Minister for a day – what would I do.  I thought it could be fun to mention here.  Here goes. Sugar tax Yep, I’d bring this … Continue reading

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A trip to the Dentist

These days I don’t mind a trip to the Dentist at all, especially when I go for a check-up and get told everything is fine.  That’s always a relief as I feel I have been getting my comeuppance for having … Continue reading

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All sorts at the gym

Take any group of people and chances are you’ll get a good cross section of personalities. This is certainly the case with all sorts at the gym.  As I’ve put my membership on hold for the next three (summer) months, … Continue reading

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Honor Cycles; a conversation

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I’ve just been having a kind of conversation with Simon, of Honor Cycles.  It went like this….. So you’ve started a new bike servicing business.  Tell me the basics – what’s it called and where do you operate? Honor Cycles is … Continue reading

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Fossilised brain?

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I have some lovely colleagues in the Council, including some who are not inhibited in speaking their mind.  One of my colleagues who is managing to survive on a slice of cucumber for lunch (and looking increasing like a stick … Continue reading

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Feeling so smug

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There are times when I’m feeling so smug on my bicycle.  This includes the times when I go from A to B faster on a bike than people in cars.  Naturally this will infuriate some motorists and I’m pretty unrepentant … Continue reading

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Health issues continue

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Well this raised blood pressure lark isn’t really going to plan and I’m a bit perplexed, so these health issues continue somewhat. In spite of taking one of the tablets each day, as per prescription, I have not noticed any … Continue reading

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Health issues 2

Health issues 2. I hadn’t even sat down in the Doctor’s waiting room before I got called in.  It was a different Doctor this time who was tall, lean, possibly foreign and seemed to have a gentle manner about him. … Continue reading

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Prudential RideLondon – great cause

It is always a pleasure to consider guest blog posts.  Here’s a very worthy one, connected to the important work of Refuge, a long standing charity working to support women who are victims of domestic abuse.  This provides an opportunity … Continue reading

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Health issues

A couple of health issues have cropped up recently and these have got me a bit concerned.  This post will probably be a bit personal. Yesterday I went over to my favourite health food shop as it was about time … Continue reading

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The trouble with cheap water bottles

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Recently I was given some BeetActive to try out.  This is some concentrated beetroot juice which I’m told is good to take pre-exercise for various reasons.  I’ll go into those reasons some other time as this post is actually about … Continue reading

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Veggie chat at the carvery

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A couple of days ago we went out for an evening carvery meal with some friends.  Certainly an interesting experience as I’d not been there before. Carvery meals are quite good value if you’re a meat eater.  You get a … Continue reading

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Cycling in Barcelona

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Cycling in Barcelona is pleasant and easy going on the whole; I thought I’d give a few reflections here on the general cycling scene. Right from the start of our visit, there were cyclists almost everywhere in Barcelona.  They were … Continue reading

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