Monthly Archives: June 2012

The horrendous spectre of UK obesity

Perhaps even the dog looks overweight?  Here in the UK the National Audit Office reckons the NHS spends £500M a year on obesity related problems.  By the time that’s factored to include the impact on the wider economy, the figure … Continue reading

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Active parents = active children?

Becky, my 13 year old daughter riding my bike! I know that my first responsibility is the well being of our two daughters – to provide, love, nurture and prepare them for making a good contribution to society when they … Continue reading

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Carrying bikes on cars

Transporting bikes by car is a tricky business and one that I don’t enjoy. At best they always look as if they’re wobbling a bit, causing air turbulence which sounds too loud or worse still it is an accident waiting … Continue reading

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C2C Coast to Coast

Becky, just before dipping our back wheels into the Irish Sea Here’s the ingredients of our C2C cycle ride, from Silloth to Tynemouth…. In numbers: Miles: 110                     Punctures: 0Days: 3 … Continue reading

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