Tag Archives: family

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in buying guides | Tagged , | 4 Comments

The Busway’s Reluctant Cyclist

  If you’re a regular user of the Luton & Dunstable Busway, or maybe the cycle track running alongside, you might have spotted the Reluctant Cyclist.  But who is she?  Well, she has been seen early on Sunday mornings in … Continue reading

Posted in cycling with others, family | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Times when only a run will do

This might seem strange for a cycling blog but this morning I needed a run, instead of a bike ride.  I set off for my familiar 7.3 mile run, which is a favourite of mine.  It involves pavements, hills, muddy … Continue reading

Posted in family, food, runner's high, running | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Another quick high speed healthy living update

Trying to juggle family life with two children and a wife, a busy job, organising an electrician plus plumber, some running, some cycling, some blogging, writing a book, time to go “flop” in February all takes some doing.  But I … Continue reading

Posted in cycling, health, running | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New year update

Quite a lot going on in the Rambling House, so apologies for not blogging much lately.  Here’s a round up of what’s been going on…. Cycling, punctures and cross-dressing Last weekend we went over to our friends Dave and Ruth. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How to encourage a reluctant cyclist

Do you know how to encourage a reluctant cyclist?  Someone you’re trying to convince about the joys of cycling?  Someone who always says “did I ever mention how much I hate cycling?” or perhaps “if you EVER suggest we go … Continue reading

More galleries | 2 Comments

The benefits of cycling with someone else

  Over the years I have been inclined to cycle on my own, rather than with a cycling partner or even joining a club.  That’s not to say I’m a complete loner on the road as my friend Wallie and … Continue reading

Posted in great rides | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

“Must Do” bike rides

Tour de France, LEJOG, JOGLE, C2C and the list can go on.  Yes we must all do our own personal “must do” rides while we can.  At the tender age of 50 I have about 30 years of cycling left … Continue reading

Posted in cycling, family, great rides | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Cycling alone, or in a group?

  Which do you prefer?  Riding your bike or maybe going with others?  By nature I tend to cycle (and run) on my own and I never yearn to have someone else alongside.  That’s not to say I don’t enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in confidence, cycling, family | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Upgrading brake cables

Becky learning about handlebar moustaches The main bug-bear with Becky’s bike, her Birthday Bike Project in the form of a vintage Argos 531c bike, is the brakes being too stiff and awkward.  Our first step was to replace the levers … Continue reading

Posted in birthday bike project, cycle maintenance, family | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Church picnic 2012

It’s now turning into a bit of a tradition at our church to have a picnic sometime in the summer, straight after a Sunday morning service.  Now to put things in context, you have to remember we’re talking picnics in … Continue reading

Posted in cycling, cycling with others, family, people | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Quote of the Day

“Does hot chocolate count towards my 5 a day?” Hannah, aged 11 Hannah could never be described as a lover of fruit and vegetables, not uncommon with other kids.  Besides, I think she’s following in my own footsteps as I … Continue reading

Posted in family, food | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Quick update on things….

A very pleasant week including our 15th wedding anniversary.  As last weekend involved Rachel and I going away for a treat, we said to B&H they could choose what we did on the anniversary itself.  Their choice – and we … Continue reading

Posted in family, health, injury | Tagged , | 2 Comments