Category Archives: cycling with others

One day in April

Recently I had an email from the folk behind the One Day In April film and thought it was definitely worth sharing; you’ll see I have posted the trailer. Skilfully made by Thomas Miller, One Day in April picks up … Continue reading

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A5 – M1 link road

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  The A5 M1 link road is being constructed as a by-pass for the congested town of Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire.  Apparently this was talked about 40 or 50 years ago!  Naturally this new road is all geared up for the … Continue reading

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Cycling with Dave Yates

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The post this time is not quite about Cycling with Dave Yates but instead my good friend Wallie.  This might look like an ordinary, out of date, obsolete and unremarkable bicycle.  And yet it has quite a bit of history … Continue reading

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Vertix Velo review

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From time to time I get to review something really new and I get pretty excited about these things!  So therefore I have been looking forward to publishing my Vertix Velo review for a little while now and I am … Continue reading

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Grumpy old men ?

It is hard to believe this time last week I cycled in the Cotswolds in weather which was, to be honest, unseasonal and flippin’ horrible.  This is simply not what we should expect in June, especially when my friend Wallie … 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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Why I hate my Garmin

Yesterday my friend Wallie and I met for our regular Autumn bike ride in the Cotswolds; we’ve done this for several years now.  We quite often faff around with a map, which sometimes flaps in the wind and so this … Continue reading

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Cycling with Dee!

There are some Great Rides rides that are destined to stick in my mind for a long time.  For this year I have three so far.  Two of these I have blogged about already: my 137 mile ride from Bedfordshire … 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 group ride

“Let’s break some speed limits” I can tell you Jeremy’s motivational words about breaking speed limits came after about 20 miles.  Yes, 20 miles and this was not brilliant timing, I thought.  It came when I was flagging on the … Continue reading

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Cycling with a cold :o(

Can you believe it, it’s now June and I’ve got a cold?  In fact it’s been bugging me for a little over a week now.  This is not good news. It started with my youngest daughter picking some cold virus … Continue reading

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Quick review – Whyte Suffolk

Here’s a quick real-life review of the Whyte Suffolk, 2014 model, as owned by cycling friend Barry who has a naturally brisk pace.  It is a decent, mid-priced bicycle that could be described as an all-rounder, a practical, sensible machine. … Continue reading

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Luton CC Reliability 2014

Four of us from the Coast to Coast bunch decided to enter the Luton CC Reliability 2014 Challenge.  It turned out to be not quite how I expected it to!  But first, here’s an outline of the event itself.  There … Continue reading

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Cycling around Ashridge

Amidst all the gales, storms and endless rain, rain, rain and more rain, today we had some respite with glorious sunshine, light winds and pleasant temperatures.  What more could any cyclist want or need apart from a decent bike ride? … Continue reading

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