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Cycling in Barcelona

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Cycling in Barcelona is pleasant and easy going on the whole; I thought I’d give a few reflections here on the general cycling scene. Right from the start of our visit, there were cyclists almost everywhere in Barcelona.  They were … Continue reading

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BBC 3CR Health Show

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  I’ve been on the radio again!  This time I was the guest of Nana Akua and her excellent BBC 3CR Health Show which is broadcast at 1:00 – 2:00pm on Sundays. The topic this time was all about managing … Continue reading

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Vegan restaurant in Barcelona

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I was beginning to despair at the limited choice of food on our recent Barcelona trip.  Most restaurant and cafe menus were dominated by meat, fish and omelettes.  A quick internet search at our hotel led us to this brilliant … Continue reading

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Barcelona in February

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We have had a little holiday in Barcelona.  February is, in my view, the most difficult, drab, dull month of the whole year and a chance to visit Spain was irresistible.  There’s quite a bit to tell you about over the … Continue reading

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Coffee in The Way

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As I sat having coffee in The Way, I figured this is a brilliant place to go if your bike is being tuned up at Pedalworks, the excellent bike shop just over the road in West Street, Dunstable.  It could … Continue reading

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Flitwick Lifestyles

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I have been a member of the Flitwick Lifestyles gym for almost a year and I thought it was about time I blogged about it.  This isn’t really a review as such, moreover a few reflections.  Before I leap in, … Continue reading

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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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