Monthly Archives: January 2015

Review – Continental Grand Prix 4 Season

This is a pretty good tyre from our experience and worth the little extra these cost over lesser tyres.  I got these initially for my daughter’s bike as we needed a reliable, puncture-free tyre that would be a good all-rounder. … Continue reading

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Latest Busway news

Unfortunately I couldn’t make the last Luton & Dunstable Cycle Forum’s meeting for the latest Busway news.  This was a real shame as it seems there was an interesting discussion and the very latest news on the Busway developments have … Continue reading

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UKIP and cyclists

This week has seen the latest idiotic news headline concerning UKIP and cyclists.  The latest example of UKIP’s approach is from a Mr Lynton Yates (UKIP’s hopeful candidate at Charnwood in Leicestershire). Mr Lynton has apparently said “Cycles should go back … Continue reading

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Raspberry smoothie recipe

My Mother-in-Law is a bit of a hoarder at times and this applies to her stash of frozen raspberries, as well as 40 year old home made mead in her cellar.   So I’m thankful for a couple of things: … Continue reading

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Which cycle shoes?

Let me take you back a couple of weeks and tell what I got for Christmas from Rachel.  Off came all the wrapping paper as I was watched by my family, only to discover a shoe box and a pretty … Continue reading

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Cannondale Supersix Evo – review

  My friend Barry treated himself to an early Christmas present in the form of a lovely Cannondale Supersix Evo.  It’s fair to say he likes it and I must admit it’s very nice.  This is what Barry has to … Continue reading

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First 2015 white knuckle ride

Astonished.  Amazed.  Absolutely flabbergasted.  Read on. “Let’s go for a bike ride, just us” I gingerly suggested “might be a nice thing to do in the sunshine and we can take it easy” I added, trying to make the thought … Continue reading

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Veteran Cycle Club

On New Year’s Day we encountered the Veteran Cycle Club after driving into London on our way to the National Portrait Gallery in SW1.  Unexpectedly we got caught up in the New Year’s Day Parade around Westminster (yes, we were … Continue reading

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Half full, or half empty?

Quite a few times recently I have been referred to as a “half full” person and I think that’s something I can take as a complement.   While being optimistic and hopeful, I believe this has some real tangible benefits … Continue reading

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Bamboo bicycle frame – tempting!

I could be so tempted with one of these bamboo bicycle frames. First off, this strikes me as being a realistic and viable material for a bike frame and one that challenges convention. Straight away I like the idea of challenging … Continue reading

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