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A Moulton at Waitrose, Ampthill

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I spotted this Moulton bicycle outside Waitrose, Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire.  It caught my eye as I have arranged to visit my friend Geoff in Hereford next weekend and he knows a thing or two about these bikes. For myself, I’m … Continue reading

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SPIN London 2016 another success

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SPIN London 2016 another success as the cycling festival welcomes over 10,000 to its 4th London edition. Spin – The Cycling Festival took place at The Old Truman Brewery, from 20 – 22 May 2016. The show welcomed over 10,000 … 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  This might look like an ordinary, out of date, obsolete and unremarkable bicycle.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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Row bike

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On Sunday I went to a kayaking competition and amongst the various kayaks lying around and up for sale, this caught my eye last weekend at the National Watersport Centre at Nottingham.  This was while my youngest daughter was competing … 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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Spin London

Dingy, dank and dark: a promising description for a cycle show?  Wrong? Right? Yes! The Spin London Urban Cycle Show’s 2015 venue was the old Sorting Office in Holborn and they kindly sent me a press invite (thanks guys!).  The … Continue reading

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Cannondale Supersix Evo – review

  My friend Barry treated himself to an early Christmas present in the form of a lovely Cannondale Supersix Evo.  It’s fair to say he likes it and I must admit it’s very nice.  This is what Barry has to … Continue reading

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Veteran Cycle Club

On New Year’s Day we encountered the Veteran Cycle Club after driving into London on our way to the National Portrait Gallery in SW1.  Unexpectedly we got caught up in the New Year’s Day Parade around Westminster (yes, we were … Continue reading

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Bamboo bicycle frame – tempting!

I could be so tempted with one of these bamboo bicycle frames. First off, this strikes me as being a realistic and viable material for a bike frame and one that challenges convention. Straight away I like the idea of challenging … Continue reading

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Whyte Suffolk 2015 model mini review

Recently one of my readers, Nori, asked me about the Whyte Suffolk 2015 model, so here’s some thoughts having tracked one down locally: at Pedalworks in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. First impressions are that it looks pretty similar to the 2014 model … Continue reading

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Best touring bike, ever!

This could be the best touring bike, ever.   Why?  Because it has been used for touring, real touring.  It fills my mind with good memories and I’m so pleased I took those steps and went touring on it, Technically, … Continue reading

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Quick review – Trek Modone 4.0

Here’s a quick review of a Trek Madone 4.0 and aka “The Mad One”.  Proudly owned by my friend Robin who has kindly allowed me a couple of rides and I thought it would be helpful to pass on my … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Bike thefts days could be numbered

Patrick Colquhoun wrote in 1796 in A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis “deprive a thief of a safe and ready market for his goods, and he is undone”, this simple quote seems like a fairly simple idea but … Continue reading

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Picnic bicycle

I spotted this picnic bicycle on Facebook (unfortunately there is nobody it can be attributed to) and it made me smile.  Straightaway I thought I’d like one, what a great idea and full of yesteryear charm. The whole bicycle has … Continue reading

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