Monthly Archive: April, 2012

Cyclo-cross, Western league style

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Summer cyclo-cross is here. That’s right SUMMER cyclo-cross.  You’d be forgiven for thinking we were about to enter November rather than May, but nonetheless, summer is on the horizon and those nice people… Continue reading

The caped crusader

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The last 2 weeks have been a volatile blend of monsoon weather, wild swings in temperature and the odd burst of rip snorting winds. But it’s the rain that’s got to me the… Continue reading

The Bristol bike project – Dean’s story

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Here’s some lovely video from our friends at the Bristol Bike project. It demonstrates perfectly the benefits of community engagement. The video was part of the ‘Sound slidess’ series by Nick Hand, cyclist… Continue reading

Olympic horizon

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The Olympics are but a hop, skip and a jump away. Whilst the focus may fall largely on the capital, many of the events spill out into the provinces. Wales will be hosting… Continue reading

On air….

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Following on from the Twitter conversation and the article below (‘London calling’), Jack Thurston invited me onto ‘The bike show’ (Resonance FM)  for a marathons cycle  v sportives comparison. The podcast is now… Continue reading

London calling

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Whilst nosing through my twitter timeline, I spotted an extended conversation that Jack Thurston (from ‘The bike show’) was enjoying with his followers; what’s the cycling equivalent of the London marathon?  A few… Continue reading

The Periodic table according to the Tour De France

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I have a vague and distant memory of studying the periodic table at school. Chemistry was my least favourite of the scientific disciplines, but like many schoolboys keen on classifying, cataloguing and arranging,… Continue reading

Homeward bound

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This evening I saw a lady in her mid-50s cycle past by house. It was 5ish and she was on her way home. The wind billowed a shock of long blonde hair backwards.… Continue reading

You are (not) being watched

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Arguably my favourite books are dystopian. No idea why. I suspect it’s the current and insecure knowledge that we enjoy reasonable freedoms in the UK. We can blog, tweet, vote and comment, safe… Continue reading

Joined up thinking – Parker’s cycling map

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I’m very impressed with this map. The brain child of Simon Parker, a fomer student and mini-cab driver, the London cycling map attempts to do for cycling what the London underground map does… Continue reading