Cyclenation conference 2016

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Cyclenation have been in touch about their Cyclenation conference 2016.  It’s being held in St Albans this year, so a very nice affluent venue in cushy Hertfordshire.  It will take place on Saturday 19 November 2016 and is hosted by … 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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Warning light for cyclists

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A few days ago I spotted a new warning light for cyclists – I hadn’t seen or ‘heard’ one of these before. When I say ‘heard’ I mean there was an extremely annoying announcement coming from the minibus along the … Continue reading

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Aldi winter cycling 2016

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It’s that time of year: Aldi have released their range of Aldi winter cycling 2016 gear.  It is also a time when savvy cyclists stock up on clothing, maintenance supplies and the like.  Perhaps even the nearest-and-dearest will be getting … Continue reading

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Student cycling in Exeter

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Here’s my daughter in the really nice Bikeshed in Exeter, taken last weekend when I paid a visit with my mother.  Amongst other things on the visit I transported her mountain bike for use there in Exeter. We popped in … Continue reading

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Lands’ End performance clothing

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In our house we have been fans of Lands’ End clothing since the late twentieth century.  We generally buy polo shirts, formal shirts and jeans from Lands’ End as they are brilliant quality, fair prices and unbeatable customer service.  They … Continue reading

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Electric bikes in Exeter

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My eldest daughter, Becky, has just started at Exeter University.  Naturally she wants to have a bike there to make the most of free, easy transport.  Just as well really, what with the state of student finances these days; she’s … Continue reading

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Chicksands Bike Park

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I came across Chicksands Bike Park a couple of weeks ago while I was having a run after work and thought it was worth a blog post. It is in a woodland area and although I’ve only seen it in … Continue reading

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Sports Direct improving?

Driving home from work a few days ago, I was again listening to the radio.  It was pleasing to hear the Sports Direct management had been given a well deserved rough time by their share holders.  This took place alongside … Continue reading

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Cycle training in Luton

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I was very pleased to read in the local paper about cycle training in Luton.  Luton Borough Council appear to be seeing the light and extending the Bikeability scheme until 2020.  This makes complete sense and they’ve done the right … Continue reading

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Cycle friendly Malmö

<iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/179528719″ width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> Another reminder of how the UK is so far behind our continental neighbours is in Scandinavia.  This time it’s about the cycle friendly Malmö in Southern Sweden.  I’ve been there and I’ll … 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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The Executive Bike Shed?

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I wonder if these are the Council’s executive bike sheds and I’m very intrigued. Who uses the executive bike sheds? How can I get one? Intrigue, intrigue! I enjoy hot desking at my local Council office in Dunstable, instead of … Continue reading

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Redber decaf coffee review

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  Ordering some Redber coffee from Amazon had me quite excited.  I can tell you my excitement went into orbit when the 500g package arrived! You see, this decaf lark is all very well but I have been missing out … Continue reading

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