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Health issues

A couple of health issues have cropped up recently and these have got me a bit concerned.  This post will probably be a bit personal. Yesterday I went over to my favourite health food shop as it was about time … Continue reading

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Barcelona in February

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We have had a little holiday in Barcelona.  February is, in my view, the most difficult, drab, dull month of the whole year and a chance to visit Spain was irresistible.  There’s quite a bit to tell you about over the … Continue reading

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Turbo tale

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This is Poppy, the dog.  Not my dog, I’m not really a fan of dogs but I can tell you she’s well loved by the rest of the family.  Nevertheless, here’s a turbo tale from a few days ago. Believe … 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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Catching up

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This is a quick catching up post.  I’m sorry it’s been such a long time since I have been here to blog about things.  Actually I have really missed blogging both here and on my other blog. My absence has … Continue reading

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Cycling in Bremen

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We have been on a family holiday to Bremen, in Germany.  We weren’t specifically cycling in Bremen but we were staying with some lovely friends and, needless to say, cycling managed to creep into our time there.  Here’s a few … Continue reading

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First 2015 white knuckle ride

Astonished.  Amazed.  Absolutely flabbergasted.  Read on. “Let’s go for a bike ride, just us” I gingerly suggested “might be a nice thing to do in the sunshine and we can take it easy” I added, trying to make the thought … Continue reading

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I’m still here!

I’m still here!  Okay so I haven’t blogged in a little while now and admittedly I’m feeling bad about this.  Plenty of things going on though. While I’m on the subject of blogging, the lack of posts might explain why … Continue reading

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Here we go again….

This could be a case of “here we go again”.  Yesterday my friend Jeremy and I were chatting outside our church and naturally we got around to cycling and sharing the joys of the 150 mile Coast to Coast with … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Sram Apex brakes

This is my eldest daughter’s bike and we have finally got around to upgrading to Sram Apex brakes and here’s the account.  You see she has never really got on with the original Shimano 600 brakes, dating back to the … Continue reading

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Reflections on being a Coast to Coast wife

These epic Coast to Coast bike rides are all very well but we mustn’t forget there’s often a wife or husband or partner, support crew, family and friends all involved as well.  Here are some reflections from our friend Sarah … Continue reading

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My Coast to Coast in a Day!

It was back in October 2013 when I quickly grabbed a place on the Coast to Coast in a Day along with some of my local friends.  Since then each one of us has clocked up thousands of miles in … Continue reading

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Trek 7.0 – new bike in the family

It is not very often we welcome a new bicycle into the family but that’s just what we have done recently.  This is more of a bicycle fostering arrangement through an excellent scheme called Wheels to Work and administered by … Continue reading

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Gift ideas for cyclists

Now I don’t want anyone to think I’m dropping hints or anything like that, although it must be confusing figuring out gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.  The fact that it will be Valentine’s Day coming up followed … Continue reading

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