Category Archives: cycling

Importance of friends

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Following on from yesterday’s post about the importance of saying “thank you” to friends, this also applies to my long standing friendship with Wallie.  It seems to me that as the years tick by, the importance of friends seems greater … 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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Woodside Link Celebration Event

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The Woodside Link Cycling Celebration event has been a long time coming and now it’s almost there.  For Central Bedfordshire, this is quite a big deal. In the Dunstable, Houston Regis area there is loads of construction work going on … 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  This might look like an ordinary, out of date, obsolete and unremarkable bicycle.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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Guest blog: Ride the Ridgeway

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I’m delighted to publish this guest blog from my friend and fellow cyclist Barry Ensten.  He records a recent 87 mile cycle ride along the Ridgeway long distance footpath through beautiful scenery and covered over two days.   Ride the … 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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A long training ride

Last week I had a fantastic long training ride, counting as a Great Ride and all the way from Dunstable in Central Bedfordshire to Weston-Super-Mare in North Somerset. Ride in Numbers: Distance: 137 miles Moving time: 9 hours, 02 minutes … 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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Turning right at crossroad A505 to A5

This is about turning right at crossroads, particularly from the A505 West Street (viewed from camera) into the A5 High Street South (right in photo).  This might seem to be a straight forward thing, even on a bicycle but I … Continue reading

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Chiltern 100 aka Jeremy’s magical mystery tour

Yesterday’s ride was mapped out by my friend Jeremy who kindly leant me his Garmin to play with.  It was based on the Chiltern 100 route but had a few adaptations, making it 113 miles. One word that sums it … Continue reading

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Women’s tour, amazing clouds and meeting Mr Garmin

Quite a funny mixed up day as far as cycling was concerned!  The cycling today was a straightforward commute to work, taking in the Luton Dunstable busway cycle track, NCN6, pretty Hertfordshire lanes and some other features.  Round trip of … Continue reading

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Has the top of Bison Hill moved?

Recently I had two bike rides, one before breakfast and a longer one in the afternoon.  Fab.  Both were fab in fact.  Fab for different reasons.  I just want to reflect on some of the highs and lows of my … Continue reading

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“Can we have an update, please…..?”

“Can we have an update, please?” says one of my friends.  Here goes. Really sorry I haven’t been blogging for a while.  If you like, I can give you a long list of excuses but that could be a bit … Continue reading

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Repeating the Luton CC Reliability course (sort of)

Cycle ride in numbers: Miles: 61 Time: 4 hrs 02 minutes Average speed: 15.2 mph Snotty cyclists: 0 Chatty friendly cyclists: 2 Food eaten en-route: 0 After last week’s amble around the Luton CC Reliability course, which included a couple … Continue reading

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