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Dismissed by the Doctor

While I like to keep an eye on my health, I really did feel dismissed by my Doctor recently, so I thought I might talk you through it. You see, I like to keep an eye on my health; my … Continue reading

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Dear Bike thief

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This is a really heartening story and picked up by the BBC in Berkshire. A young man called Alex had spent a year or so saving enough money to buy himself a new bike for £700.  Unfortunately it was stolen … Continue reading

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Why Grayling must be sacked

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I am sure many readers will have picked up on Chris Grayling’s recent gaff about cyclists.  As many will know, he’s our the Secretary of State for Transport as well as the MP for those unfortunate folk in his Surrey … Continue reading

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Fancy being vegan?

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I blogged about being vegan sometime ago, as it was a serious consideration.  In the end I remained a vegetarian in the interests of domestic harmony at home. Having said that I’m always intrigued as to what life would be … Continue reading

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Latest scary bike ride

Here’a my latest scary bike ride.  When I set out I had no idea what was going to happen and, in a way, that’s what makes cycling and running so enjoyable.  You can go over a familiar route and each … Continue reading

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Being 55

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Being 55 I might be a little older and I’m certainly not sure about being wiser. People who know me personally will already know that I live in a kind of denial as far as this middle age lark is … Continue reading

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Coffee update

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There’s a few things to tell you about as a ‘coffee update’ but first let me remind you that I’ve been 99.9% caffeine free for the last eighteen months.  During this time I’ve been trying all kinds of different kinds … Continue reading

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Starting 2017

Starting 2017 is frustrating as I have a bit of an injury.  My right knee is quite painful when coming down stairs or walking down a slope. Now I know that knees can be quite problematic and as joints go … Continue reading

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Turbo tale

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This is Poppy, the dog.  Not my dog, I’m not really a fan of dogs but I can tell you she’s well loved by the rest of the family.  Nevertheless, here’s a turbo tale from a few days ago. Believe … Continue reading

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The enigmatic Dr Bike

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You might have heard of Dr Bike, or even have a Dr Bike leaflet thrust into your hand as I did a while back.  I think that must have been somewhere on the local Busway when Dr Bike’s assistants were … Continue reading

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Who’s driving on the Busway?

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I spotted this on the Busway quite recently and wondered what could be going on here. Who’s driving on the Busway? The pit is a kind of car trap and designed to catch cars which try to drive onto the … Continue reading

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Woodside M1 cycling event

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Grey, cold, drizzle, rain and flippin’ miserable.  Well that’s one way of describing the weather on the Woodside M1 cycling celebration event on 10 December.  On the other hand it was a really good opportunity to take part in a … Continue reading

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Guest blog – 5 Best places to go cycling in India

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I am very pleased in introduce Rohit Agarwal as guest blogger.  Here he blogs about cycling in India: 5 Best Places to Go Cycling in India Be it an adventure enthusiast or a common Joe, there is no one who … Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s & Waitrose Decaf Coffee

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Still on the hunt for the perfect decaffeinated, time to compare a couple of supermarket coffees against each other.  These two aren’t bad but there are differences between them. Getting in touch with Customer Service…. With both Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, … Continue reading

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