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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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Latest commuting by bicycle fun

Yesterday I cycled to work, Dunstable to Stevenage and as ever it turned out to be fun!  Yes fun, although not how I planned it as it involved a few snags along the way: Front light My Cateye front light … Continue reading

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More cycling in January

This last weekend gave me the opportunity to have a couple of cycle rides and once again cycling in January is turning out to be unexpectedly nice! Saturday I started in Luton, having dropped my daughter off and set off … Continue reading

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Cycling in January

Cycling in the month of January can be a bit “variable” for me and I dare say many other cyclists as well.  In January 2013 I don’t think I cycled at all because the weather was so awful and yet … Continue reading

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Another icy bicycle ride

For today’s Christmas bicycle ride I set off just before dawn.  Being a townie I underestimated how cold it really was outside and more specifically how icy the roads were.  It was okay for the first few miles to Markyate … Continue reading

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Cycling uphill – sit down or stand on pedals?

Coast to Coast team mate Phil and I went for a ride yesterday afternoon which included tackling Bison Hill twice.  This has led to a debate about standing up on the pedals or staying sitting down when cycling up a … Continue reading

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7th Rule of Saturday Cycling: the value of Recovery Rides

Today’s rule about Recovery Rides is quite a hard one for me to grasp but it’s important I do.  In my eagerness to train for next year’s Coast to Coast I keep grabbing any opportunity to cycle in the belief … Continue reading

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20 mph speed limit in towns

Even cyclists need to obey traffic regulations.  This includes the new 20 mph speed limit signs that are appearing in increased numbers in Dunstable and many other towns.  While riding my own bicycle along at 20 mph I have been … Continue reading

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2nd Saturday cycle ride rule

2nd Saturday cycle ride rule: when dealing with a flat tyre, always have a supply of nakd wholefoods gluten free handy This is about the next nakd (handle) bar and another puncture.  It is just as well I am not … Continue reading

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Cycling in the Autumn

Cycling in the Autumn can be a very special time.  You have the benefit of your summer fitness and we are sometimes treated to some glorious weather conditions.  This all adds up to be a fantastic opportunity to clock up … Continue reading

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Rainy ride with a Trek bar stop

Here I am stopping for a quick snack: a Trek Peanut & Oat bar (more on this below).  Eagle eyed readers will know I’m booked in for the Coast to Coast In A Day challenge for 2014 and some of … Continue reading

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Bison Hill spin

Saturday morning.  It was dark when I half woke up and then my alarm clock finished the job and I was wide awake.  So too was Rachel but that was not part of the plan.  Sliding into my cycling gear … Continue reading

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Busway latest

Aside from rants about the Luton to Dunstable Busway’s rough surface and even finding myself on the local BBC 3CR radio station, there’s quite a few things worth mentioning.  Lately I have been cycling to my work in Stevenage twice … Continue reading

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Cycling to work via Preston, Hertfordshire

Must tell you about the latest commute and cycling to work via Preston in Hertfordshire.  I am enjoying all those little country lanes, undulating hills and gentle Hertfordshire countryside.  Preston in Hertfordshire is a small village with a green, a … Continue reading

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