Monthly Archives: February 2014

London to Bangkok in under 4 minutes

I came across this pretty amazing film which captures a journey from London to Bangkok in just under four minutes.  It’s quite mesmerising, exciting and a beautiful record of the changing seasons, the sights as they progress along the road. … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast chit chat

Recently our friends Barry and Angela came around for a bite to eat and a chit chat which before long got round to the Coast to Coast.  We actually have quite a few things in common and one of them … Continue reading

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Luton CC Reliability 2014

Four of us from the Coast to Coast bunch decided to enter the Luton CC Reliability 2014 Challenge.  It turned out to be not quite how I expected it to!  But first, here’s an outline of the event itself.  There … Continue reading

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Picnic bicycle

I spotted this picnic bicycle on Facebook (unfortunately there is nobody it can be attributed to) and it made me smile.  Straightaway I thought I’d like one, what a great idea and full of yesteryear charm. The whole bicycle has … Continue reading

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Trek 7.0 – new bike in the family

It is not very often we welcome a new bicycle into the family but that’s just what we have done recently.  This is more of a bicycle fostering arrangement through an excellent scheme called Wheels to Work and administered by … Continue reading

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Inspired, or batty?

My good friend Paul – and also a Coast to Coast team mate – is a bit of a boffin as you might already have gathered from the recent torture chamber exploits.  So far Paul has considered the various gradients … Continue reading

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Cycling around Ashridge

Amidst all the gales, storms and endless rain, rain, rain and more rain, today we had some respite with glorious sunshine, light winds and pleasant temperatures.  What more could any cyclist want or need apart from a decent bike ride? … Continue reading

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Easy way to quit smoking

Below is the text from one of my old blogs.  Probably didn’t get the right exposure in view of messed up SEO but it did attract quite a few comments.  I am re-posting this text as the issue of smoking … Continue reading

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Fast cyclists are more attractive!

According to research, women apparently find men who are fast cyclists more attractive!  A recent article by the Royal Society’s journal Biology Letters came up with this result about men who are physically fit – and we need to include … Continue reading

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Gift ideas for cyclists

Now I don’t want anyone to think I’m dropping hints or anything like that, although it must be confusing figuring out gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.  The fact that it will be Valentine’s Day coming up followed … Continue reading

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Carrera Virago – desktop review

If you are after a bargain carbon fibre road bike with half decent components, the Carrera Virago could be it.  For £800 it looks tempting.  Aside from deciding on the size frame and the kind of pedals you fancy, the … Continue reading

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Latest commuting by bicycle fun

Yesterday I cycled to work, Dunstable to Stevenage and as ever it turned out to be fun!  Yes fun, although not how I planned it as it involved a few snags along the way: Front light My Cateye front light … Continue reading

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