Monthly Archives: August 2011

Overloading our car with bikes!

Our brilliant but overloaded VW Vento When we go on holiday we normally take Rachel’s VW as it’s got a bigger boot than my car.  That has been fine for all kinds of camping trips with and without bikes but … Continue reading

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Cycling and running in the mist

Early morning mist in August Have you noticed we’ve been having some very beautiful early morning mists lately?  I think this has happened in many parts of England.  I just wanted to highlight these mornings as being ideal for getting … Continue reading

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Cycling over Kirkstone Pass

Looking north, towards Ullswater For some time I had been looking forward to a really nice long bike ride while we were in Cumbria last week and I was not disappointed. As luck would have it, with my family I … Continue reading

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Early morning inspirational cycle ride

Near Dufton, Cumbria Last week we were in Cumbria for a weeks holiday along with some friends, Paul & Steph and their kids.  Needless to say I took my bike and running shoes for some early morning inspiration.  We stayed … Continue reading

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Review – Specialised BG Gel Mitts

If you are a regular reader you will know of my hand injury, which although slowly healing, was aggravated by cycling in holding my handlebars.  It was that which prompted me to invest in these one lunch time, in order … Continue reading

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Summer holiday in Cumbria

We’re off on our holiday early tomorrow morning but don’t worry, there’s a few blog posts timed to publish while we’re away! We’ll be staying near Appleby, in Cumbria .  This is in a barn conversion (which sleeps 10!) and … Continue reading

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Elliptigo 8S – an impromptu test ride / review

Today we took our bikes to the Marston Forest Centre in Bedfordshire for an afternoon of gentle, flat riding.  We needed to hire a bike for Rachel and while we were there I was chatting to the proprietor of the … Continue reading

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Tired legs + good conditions = new PB!

Another great ride to work today and memorable by beating my personal best (PB) by 2 minutes!  I did the journey in 43 minutes and I thought that was a great start to the day. Rolling back a couple of … Continue reading

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My cycling in the rain guide

Yet again I had the opportunity of cycling to work today – in the rain!  That seemed a nice idea after yesterday’s oppressive heat; today things were cooler and fresh as I set off on my 13 mile ride. What started … Continue reading

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Cycling in harmony with your body

Once more I cycled to work, had cramp in my right foot yet AGAIN (see previous post) and missed a new PB by just a few seconds – soon I will arrive in under 46 minutes.  It felt good and I was … Continue reading

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How do you prevent cramp?

Riding to work again today led me to have cramp in my right foot.  I’ve had this before, not sure why.  What is strange is that it happened in exactly the same place approaching the same roundabout. “This is weird” … Continue reading

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