Caution: horses

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I’d seen the horse once already. He was descending the Garth as I was climbing it. He was nervous, edgy, skitty; legs dancing around in Olympic dressage, as the elderly rider patted his… Continue reading

Reasons to cycle #20 – Floating above it all

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Mist hugs the coast while the city goes about its business. I go about mine (8 miles from the city centre). Garth, South-Glamorgan.  More in the series: Reasons to cycle #1 – Commuting, Reasons to… Continue reading

Rain cheque

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Thursday 3rd October 2pm. I finish my training session. Rep after rep of stinging short climbs. Rolling down the hill, the Bay spreads before me. Marina. Carpark. Barrage. The scent is dreadful. A… Continue reading

Monsieur du vélo

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A very dapper piece of cycle art by BMDesign and available via Society 6.

Three Peaks Cyclocross

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This year’s three peaks? Deflating. Quite literally. For the first time in 8 attempts, I suffered three punctures. Hey-ho. I knew I’d been riding my luck. It was moderately irritating however. At the… Continue reading

Abandoned Part 21

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Pretty shadows is it? Haven’t noticed my back wheel then? Still want to take photos, do you? Mocking the afflicted? When did it go you ask? Dunno. Today, yesterday, last week. What does… Continue reading

Viewpoint – the commute

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There are some things in life, so simple, so easy to fathom, that you wonder why they remain some kind of dirty secret. Take the commute for instance. I left the house this… Continue reading

Cycle art – Climbs by difficulty

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Love it! A wry piece of cycle art by Philip Deacon. Phillip’s work can be ordered directly from his website.

Reka and Penny – more of ‘The ride’ and much more planned

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Above: Reka, Penny and supporters. Reka and Penny have been on the move again. Their first fund raising odyssey took them  from Mull to Hull. The second, a ride linking John O’Groats, Edinburgh,… Continue reading

Streetview #1

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I cycled through the Bay on Tuesday lunchtime. Unlike today the weather was clement; warm temperature, milky sky, little wind. Passing the Senedd I noticed a protest underway. Local groups were lobbying AMs… Continue reading