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Latest Coast to Coast training ride

On my latest Coast to Coast training ride I passed through the very pretty village of Cuddington in Buckinghamshire, Bucks for short.  Apparently it has won the Best Kept Village award for the county several times.  That is all very … Continue reading

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Cycling before breakfast

I hope you might like this photograph, above.  I took it yesterday morning while I was out cycling before breakfast and I think it captures the “feel” of the ride.  Cycling before breakfast really is turning out to be simply … Continue reading

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Luton Dunstable Busway: latest thoughts

Bus mirror warning? My friend Jeremy recently said his head had a close shave.  Now he’s a close-cropped chap at the best of times but he was referring to the rear view mirrors on the buses passing him so quickly … Continue reading

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The best thing about cycling

Never be in doubt there is a real buzz going on about cycling these days.  It’s gaining in popularity at all levels, right from people dusting off their shopping bike and gearing up for cycling no further than the local … Continue reading

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Cycling around Ashridge

Amidst all the gales, storms and endless rain, rain, rain and more rain, today we had some respite with glorious sunshine, light winds and pleasant temperatures.  What more could any cyclist want or need apart from a decent bike ride? … 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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More cycling in January

This last weekend gave me the opportunity to have a couple of cycle rides and once again cycling in January is turning out to be unexpectedly nice! Saturday I started in Luton, having dropped my daughter off and set off … Continue reading

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Cycling in January

Cycling in the month of January can be a bit “variable” for me and I dare say many other cyclists as well.  In January 2013 I don’t think I cycled at all because the weather was so awful and yet … Continue reading

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“Mind the puddle, matey”

  In England we’ve had quite a bit of rain lately, although locally we have been spared from too much of the misery some have had to deal with.  Unexpectedly I had my fair share on my bicycle ride yesterday. … Continue reading

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Christmas holiday rides

This afternoon I cycled 30 miles as a nice way of concluding my Christmas holiday rides.  Yep I have managed to cycle every day during my Christmas holidays, almost two weeks.  I really have enjoyed it; cycling everyday has been … Continue reading

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Cycling on ice….

My Continental Gatorskin and Four Season Grandprix tyres are pretty good but this afternoon I could have done with a bit more grip. While the temperature have been above freezing today, the frost which remained in the shade hadn’t melted … Continue reading

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Cycling at Christmas

Christmas is of course a very special time of year.  As this is a blog about cycling, it follows I have been making the most of the holiday and grabbing a bike ride in between entertaining and mince pies.  While … Continue reading

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11th Rule of Saturday Cycling – If you’re going through hell, keep going!

My 11th Rule of Saturday Cycling is a quote from Winston Churchill – “if you’re going through hell, keep going!”.  This ran through my mind as I went out for this afternoon’s bike ride. The weather has been a good … Continue reading

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10th Rule of Saturday Cycling – Be at one with your bike, man

Sometimes it all just comes together and you’re at one with the bike.  This Saturday was one of those times.  It is when you feel “at one” with the bike – no longer sitting on a collection of odd man … Continue reading

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