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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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Has the top of Bison Hill moved?

Recently I had two bike rides, one before breakfast and a longer one in the afternoon.  Fab.  Both were fab in fact.  Fab for different reasons.  I just want to reflect on some of the highs and lows of my … Continue reading

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Cycling up Hardknott Pass

On the forthcoming Coast to Coast the most challenging climb appears to be cycling up Hardknott Pass which I have mixed feelings about.  Having said that, I can’t wait! Hardknott Pass is rated as one of the hardest climbs in … Continue reading

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Cycling uphill – sit down or stand on pedals?

Coast to Coast team mate Phil and I went for a ride yesterday afternoon which included tackling Bison Hill twice.  This has led to a debate about standing up on the pedals or staying sitting down when cycling up a … Continue reading

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6th Rule of Saturday Cycling – find a good hill climb

I was in Weston-Super-Mare for the weekend and had the opportunity to have a brief ride on Saturday morning.  Without any hesitation, I decided to have a go at Monk’s Hill, Kewstoke.  Sorry, no photographs as such but here’s a … Continue reading

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Bison Hill spin

Saturday morning.  It was dark when I half woke up and then my alarm clock finished the job and I was wide awake.  So too was Rachel but that was not part of the plan.  Sliding into my cycling gear … Continue reading

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Cycling up Bison Hill, Bedfordshire

  Last time I tackled this hill was in the company of my friend Jeremy.  On that occasion he had no difficulty in leaving me behind as he stomped his way up Bison Hill, occasionally looking back to make sure … Continue reading

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Tejvan Pettinger

Tejvan – 2011 National Hill Climb Championship I know I am not alone in following the excellent Cycling Uphill blog by Tejvan Pettinger and have been for a while now.  When you reach the end of this post, take a look around … Continue reading

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