Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Bishop’s Blog

Sometimes I think I ought to be contributing more to the blogging community, so with this in mind I thought it’s worth giving Bishop Edward Condry and his Car Free Lent blog a mention.  It’s a nice gentle read, giving … Continue reading

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Which bicycle for Paul Scoins?

This is all about Paul Scoins and his quandary about which bicycle to get his hands on.  Paul is a gifted, articulate journalist for BBC local radio, with a slant on political news stories.  Describes himself as a “terrible cyclist” … Continue reading

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“Can we have an update, please…..?”

“Can we have an update, please?” says one of my friends.  Here goes. Really sorry I haven’t been blogging for a while.  If you like, I can give you a long list of excuses but that could be a bit … Continue reading

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Cycling up Hardknott Pass

On the forthcoming Coast to Coast the most challenging climb appears to be cycling up Hardknott Pass which I have mixed feelings about.  Having said that, I can’t wait! Hardknott Pass is rated as one of the hardest climbs in … Continue reading

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Recommended tyres for a sportive

What would be my recommended tyre for a sportive?  Recently blog reader Deano asked this question in a comment on the review of the Specialized Allez. Sportives are cycling events growing in popularity throughout the UK.  They are organised rides … Continue reading

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Review Hoy Cammo 650c 2014 Road Bike

Here’s a quick desk top review of the interesting Hoy Cammo 650c 2014 road bike, as sold by Evans.  The normal retain price is £600 and therefore in the entry level road bike range, though not at rock bottom.  It … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular risk assessment calculator

Regular readers will know I went for a health check up a few weeks ago and I was pleased that all my results are all broadly okay, although the Doctor thinks my blood pressure could be a little lower.  My … Continue reading

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Beware of Bike Shaped Objects

Newcomers to cycling need to beware of Bike Shaped Objects, BSO for short.  I’m not saying not to buy one, but just take care to make sure it’s in good order before you start to use it.  Make sure you … Continue reading

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The best thing about cycling

Never be in doubt there is a real buzz going on about cycling these days.  It’s gaining in popularity at all levels, right from people dusting off their shopping bike and gearing up for cycling no further than the local … Continue reading

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Repeating the Luton CC Reliability course (sort of)

Cycle ride in numbers: Miles: 61 Time: 4 hrs 02 minutes Average speed: 15.2 mph Snotty cyclists: 0 Chatty friendly cyclists: 2 Food eaten en-route: 0 After last week’s amble around the Luton CC Reliability course, which included a couple … Continue reading

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Are smoothies good for you?

I’m going to argue with the Daily Mail and say smoothies are good for you, very good in fact.  I mention the Daily Mail because one day I Googled “are Innocent smoothies good for you” and up came an article … Continue reading

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