Tag Archives: commuting

Update on running and cycling

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I thought it timely be useful to write a little update on running and cycling these days. Here goes… Cycling Right now my cycling tends to be mostly short local commutes and I’m quite enjoying this.  Normally I go to … 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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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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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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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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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 Cactus Tongue bike storage

I came across the rather nice Cactus Tongue bike storage solution at Spin London and had the privilege of chatting to the developers Jon Taylor and David Morgan.  What you see here is the stainless steel version with protective leather … Continue reading

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Review – dhb Flashlight Compact-XT jacket

Next up in my dhb reviews is this nifty cycling jacket courtesy of those nice folk at Wiggle.  This is the kind of jacket I think every cyclist needs to have, no matter whether you’re a short distance commuter riding … Continue reading

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Brainy bike lights

Another interesting product I liked at the London Bike Show were the Brainy Bike Lights and I think they’re an interesting and novel approach to cycle lights. The idea is pretty simple as a way of solving the problem of … Continue reading

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At least cycling into work was great….

Yesterday did not go to plan.  At least cycling into work yesterday was great, simply great.  Cycling home was nice too.  Here’s why…. It was one of those lovely cool, sunny, slightly misty mornings.  Cool enough for an extra layer … Continue reading

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Turning right at crossroad A505 to A5

This is about turning right at crossroads, particularly from the A505 West Street (viewed from camera) into the A5 High Street South (right in photo).  This might seem to be a straight forward thing, even on a bicycle but I … Continue reading

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Quick review – Whyte Suffolk

Here’s a quick real-life review of the Whyte Suffolk, 2014 model, as owned by cycling friend Barry who has a naturally brisk pace.  It is a decent, mid-priced bicycle that could be described as an all-rounder, a practical, sensible machine. … 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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Repairing bicycle punctures

Repairing bicycle punctures is a pain.  On average I get a puncture every 1000 miles, far too often.  Last week I think my 1000 miles were up as I managed to pick up a puncture as I was cycling to … Continue reading

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