Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cycling in the evening (and a crap photo)

Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a cycle ride in the evening.  I can tell you, cycling on a summer’s evening can be very special.  Trouble is, you’d never know judging by the second rate photograph I took yesterday … Continue reading

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Strangers with Coffee – review

I’d like you to meet Ivan and Susan Hewitt, the owners of the Strangers with Coffee speciality coffee shop in Wells, Somerset.  We came across this little gem when visiting Wells and to be honest, we were like a pair … Continue reading

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Young cyclists and endurance events – is it right?

A question recently cropped up about young people, including teenagers, as to whether they should be undertaking long endurance events?  This question is connected to the recent Coast to Coast in a Day sportive I did with some friends. To … Continue reading

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Because it was there

  It’s simply because it was there.  Could this be the best reason for going for a bike ride?  Let me explain…. On Monday I had a day’s annual leave from work.  I was at home and working through a … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast in a Day training

“It is not too soon to start a Coast to Coast in a Day training schedule” I said to one of my friends who is extremely curious about doing the 2015 event.  He’s not ready to actually say it but … Continue reading

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Things TdF cyclists should have known

A bit too late but never the less this made me smile.  All about the things Tour de France (TdF) cyclists ought to have known about…. Thanks to my friend Wallie for sending the link, knowing I’d like it.   … Continue reading

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Retrospective Coast to Coast thoughts

Here’s a few things running through my mind right now: My friend Paul gave me a little reward for completing the C2C, as you can see above.  He was planning to enter the event but alas there was the need … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast Results

Thought it would be worth publishing a few stats from the 2014 Coast to Coast in a Day.  This is partly so I remember myself where I came and hopefully it might be helpful to other cyclists considering this event … Continue reading

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Reflections on being a Coast to Coast wife

These epic Coast to Coast bike rides are all very well but we mustn’t forget there’s often a wife or husband or partner, support crew, family and friends all involved as well.  Here are some reflections from our friend Sarah … Continue reading

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My Coast to Coast in a Day!

It was back in October 2013 when I quickly grabbed a place on the Coast to Coast in a Day along with some of my local friends.  Since then each one of us has clocked up thousands of miles in … Continue reading

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