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Time-Travelling Spitfire Pilot at Recyke Y’Bike

Daughter and I were heading up to do a spot of light bin-diving at Recyke Y’Bike the other weekend. On the way, we stopped at Clough’s sweet shop on Heaton Road, where we were passed by a rather dapper chap

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Inspiring Goals?

On the day that somewhere between £38M & £160M has been announced for cycling in the UK, this might seem a little churlish. But it’s important, as it’s about the vision needed if that money (and hopefully much more later)

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Pantomime

So what’s this summer’s sport? Tennis? (Wimbledon: Scottish lad done good) Cycling? (Tour de France: Kenyan / South African lad done good) Cricket? (Ashes: Australian lads done good enough not to win) No. It’s Nicewaycode.com bashing. If you don’t know

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Tiny Fixie Riding Robot

You’ve seen Terminator… well this is how it all starts. That hipster riding a “vintage” fixie next to you… Does he have eyes that shine red in the dark, and do dogs go wild when he approaches?

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Friday Caption Contest: Please Play Nicely

I’m left speechless. But maybe there’s something subtle afoot that could be explained by filling in the blanks: Prize for this week’s best entry: A much nicer place to ride your bike.

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Bicycle Shopping Bag

Mrs McCracken is amazingly talented – she draws fabulous Celtic knots with modern themes. After a bit of persuasion, she did me a bicycle knot: We’re printing them onto shopping bags (other products to follow), and this being a family-oriented

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Fixie Town Bike

I’ve been re-appraising my stable this summer. We’re all familiar with the concept of needing one more bike than you currently have… but sometimes you reach the limit of what that means in practice. Maybe you already knew this, but

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Dunwich Dynamo XXI

It was that time of year again. The time for heading down to That London to meet a couple of thousand of my closest mates to ride 120 miles through the night across Essex & Suffolk and end up on

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Whitley Bay In Regular Clothes: Family Cruisin’

I usually see this guy and his littl’un when I’m out for a walk on Saturday morning. This week, they were accompanied by who I suppose is her mum: Check out the details: All three wearing sandals Sensible upright bikes

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Sense of Proportion

My back is still really sore. But I walked away from the crash. It could have been much worse. And at least I’m starting to get my sense of humour back. The bike is booked in to have the top

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