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Being 54

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I have been 54 for a little while now and I’m starting to feel it.  Being 54 has a few ups and downs in my reckoning….. The Ups I have a certain contentment and sense of well being.  Even being … 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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The survival of Brooks

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The survival of Brooks is something I’m pleased to see and yet shouldn’t take for granted.  When I say Brooks, I refer to the makers of traditional leather saddles as the mainstay of the business. Starting in Victorian times, Brooks … 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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Getting good fruit is tricky

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I feel like having a bit of a rant as getting good fruit is tricky these days. We are having a bit of an economy drive and I’m still coming to terms with it.  IN fact I’m struggling as we … Continue reading

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Cycling at Paddington station

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Just a quick post about cycling at Paddington station as I pass through. First impressions are cyclists must surely be welcome when you clock the ample space for parking. Security advice signs together with sturdy barriers to lock your bike … Continue reading

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The stolen wheel tale

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  This is bike belongs to Hannah’s, my youngest daughter.  This post is about the stolen wheel tale on account of it being kicked by a local rascal.  It’s also about people’s concern, love, kindness as well as another example … Continue reading

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Halfbike review

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  Recently I came across the Halfbike and thought it was worth doing a desktop review.  As you know, I quite like opportunities to try out different bicycles and especially “alternative” bikes such as the Elliptigo, recumbents and the like. … Continue reading

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Painting over blocked drains

In contrast to yesterday’s post where I praised some thoughtful behaviour on a canal towpath, I thought this was worth highlighting as an appalling example of road maintenance in Central Bedfordshire.  I have noticed before examples of painting over blocked … Continue reading

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Canal & River Trust – thank you

Perhaps like me you have noticed various Canal users sometimes have an uneasy relationship with each other.  The Grand Union Canal towpath has a mixture of runners, anglers, cyclists, walkers (some with dogs), lock keepers, artists and others who live … Continue reading

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Naked cyclists – what do you make of this?

Naked cyclists seem to be a newish phenomena these days and I’m not sure what to make of it.  I haven’t really been that aware until I clocked a tweet by Frances Crook, who I follow on Twitter and have … Continue reading

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Runners & cyclists – are we rude?

This is a slightly refreshed article from four years ago: now the nice weather has finally arrived and more cyclists and runners are hitting the roads, I find this question has risen again: runners and cyclists, are we rude? Whenever … Continue reading

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How many bikes are sold in the UK?

How many bikes are sold in the UK each year?  More than cars?  Less than cars? The graph shows the number of bikes sold, year by year, and I find this astonishing and delighted to see this is higher than … Continue reading

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Cyclists are nice people

My good friend Jon is a fantastic person to run with. We have enjoyed each other’s company on the handful of runs that we have done with each other.  We seem to agree on just about everything.  Everything, that is, … Continue reading

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