Reasons to cycle #3 – Early morning re-animation

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Blackweir, Cardiff. The sun illuminates and scythes through early morning mist.  More in the series: Reasons to cycle #1 – Commuting, Reasons to cycle #2

More midnight mayhem

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Here we go again……last year’s 24 hour fun was at the Bontrager 2412,  a mud splattered, gloop filled, struggle fest that in our case lasted just shy of the full 24 hours, for… Continue reading

The Sodium city

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Left house at 5am. Clear roads, shrill breeze. The city is empty, calm, sleeping. Joining the trail, misty wisps illuminated by headlight form temporary cataracts before my eyes. Milk white, impenetrable. They fade.… Continue reading

Silence

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I have many memories of fond outdoor moments. Cresting a Beacons valley top and hearing a Raven’s wingbeat on a rare windless day.   The crashing of waves on an exposed Anglesey beach… Continue reading

Abandoned Part 12

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. .. … <silence> …. ….. …… <light wind, dust, a discarded ticket blows past> Cardiff central station – A bike that has completely lost it’s voice. All that remains is one wheel,… Continue reading

Reasons to cycle #2 – Views

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Lunchtime training at Penarth. More in the series: Reasons to cycle #1 – Commuting

The chain tree

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Drive trains really do grow on trees (except Campags and Dura-ace. They cost an arm and a leg). Cycle art courtesy of the Bicycle Film Festival

Sharp hills, no gears, bay views

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My Genesis may be called the ‘Day one’, but I consider it more the ‘All Day’. In the 15 months I’ve owned it, the bike has been hammered. It’s been a beast of… Continue reading

The glorious commute

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This is what I like to see – our bike shelter choc full of bikes. I can’t say its a daily occurrence, with most of our lads working fairly close, some choose to… Continue reading

People make the wheels go round

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Recently I received an invitation to become a financial supporter of the Bristol Bike Project (an e-mail repeated verbatim at the base of this post). I’m familiar with the project, having popped over… Continue reading