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When I (almost) met Mike Burrows

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Recently we went over to Norfolk for the day as my youngest daughter was in a Kayak K2 race (and they won!).  Before we came home we paid a visit to Toni, a family friend.   It was there I … Continue reading

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The importance of saying “thank you”

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This is my friend Geoff and this post is all about the importance of saying thank you.  We have known each other since the last century when I lived in Hereford and I recently paid him, his wife Lorraine and … Continue reading

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A trip to the Dentist

These days I don’t mind a trip to the Dentist at all, especially when I go for a check-up and get told everything is fine.  That’s always a relief as I feel I have been getting my comeuppance for having … Continue reading

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All sorts at the gym

Take any group of people and chances are you’ll get a good cross section of personalities. This is certainly the case with all sorts at the gym.  As I’ve put my membership on hold for the next three (summer) months, … 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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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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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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Bumper stickers – cool or naff?

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  Bumper stickers – cool or naff? I sometimes see this car in our neighbourhood and it’s quite eye catching with these bumper stickers.  Often I wonder who’s car it could be, what is he or she like? I guess … Continue reading

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Banjo Nick gets a new trailer

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Well it’s not often Halfords get much praise from the dedicated cycling community, so here’s an exception.  Banjo Nick recently reported that his rear bicycle wheel had three broken spokes (hardly surprising with all that weight) and he was near … Continue reading

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Reviewing Decadent Decaf Coffee

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Still on the quest to find the perfect decaf coffee, it was great to receive some samples from the very nice Decadent Decaf Coffee Company.  In reviewing Decadent Decaf Coffee Company I decided to enlist the help of a couple … Continue reading

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Meeting Banjo Nick Rambles

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This morning was absolutely amazing on the Grand Union Canal’s towpath.  It included meeting Banjo Nick Rambles in lovely conversation while I got my breath back. Banjo Nick was already taking a breather at Slapton Lock, not far from Leighton … Continue reading

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Adults who don’t cycle

A few days ago I had a meeting with someone through work.  To cut a long story short, we met at the Forest Centre, Marston Mortaine in Bedfordshire.  Lovely place. After we’d finished our discussions, I headed off to the … Continue reading

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Cycling and politics

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Well I see cycling and politics have merged again this week.  This time Lord on-your-bike Tebbit has stepped out of line with his grumpy writing to a fellow Parliamentarian. This time he wrote to Ruth Cadbury MP objecting to the … Continue reading

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Latest pondering

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Although I’m happily married, I do enjoy my own company at times. I have found my latest pondering time has included cycling while spending some time on my own.  To summarise: The value of turning a heap of junk into a … Continue reading

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