Monthly Archives: June 2013

Not the best start…..

This morning I went for a pre-breakfast cycle ride but didn’t get very far… I was so disappointed.  I was only a few miles into my long-awaited Saturday morning bike ride when disaster struck.  Before you say anything, no I … Continue reading

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Top marks for Kara Dolman

  Earlier this week I was in London; lots of cyclists buzzing around as usual.  Picked up a freebee copy of the Evening Standard and there was a little article which entitled Why are drivers so impatient to kill cyclists?  Naturally that … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast C2C conversation

  Last year we rode one of the Coast to Coast routes as a family, from Silloth to Tyneside.  What made it special was doing this with another family who we are friendly with.  It was a fairly gentle, easy … Continue reading

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Quick review – Shimano PD-M424 pedals

My daughter is not having too much luck with SPD pedals.  Last year we had the disastrous Raleigh Outback SPD pedals which are never getting fitted to any of our bikes again.  While most converts to SPD pedals experience few … Continue reading

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Christians, cycling and sport

Last night I went to ‘homegroup’.  This is quite common in churches nowadays and it’s a mid week meeting arranged at someone’s home.  They’re normally fairly informal gatherings of people and there’s a load of these going on in our … Continue reading

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Quick review – Dawes Century SE

One of my colleagues has one of these, albeit a 2012 version.  After work one day we cycled for about 15 miles until we went off in our separate directions and during that time I picked up quite a few … Continue reading

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Pedalling around Penestin, France

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  Recently we had a weeks holiday in Penestin which is in southern Brittany and on the coast.  I like this bit of France!  A really pleasant journey getting there, including the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo and … Continue reading

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Changing the battery in a Cateye Strada wireless

Changing the battery in a wireless Cateye Strada is a fiddly task which normally needs doing about once a year.   Having said that, this is now the second time this year – either crap batteries from Wiggle or the … Continue reading

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Guest blog – contact lenses or spectacles for cycling? A perspective

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Guest blogger Oliver Wastie helpfully addresses a common question of wearing glasses or using contact lenses and how this fits with cycling….. Contact lenses or spectacles for cycling? A Perspective Cycling is one of the most popular sports in the … Continue reading

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Police: “You must have stolen that bike, you’re not in Lycra”

I wouldn’t normally find myself reading the Daily Mail but I was amused by a little article from last week. Cyclist Tim Burton was riding his road bike and pulled over by Avon & Somerset Police.  Apparently he was wearing … Continue reading

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