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Will Someone Please Explain This To Me

65 mile bike ride: Just exactly how can the chuffing wind be in my face the whole way round? And given that it’s nearly the middle of May, why is it so sodding cold? And why are the road surfaces

Posted in Ashington, Cullercoats, Cycle, Wind

New Running Shoes Make A Huge Difference

So having realised that my running shoes had done somewhere over 500 miles, and that even short runs (like last Saturday’s jog around the park with Von Smallhaussen) were causing my knees problems, it was time to get a new

Posted in Ashington, Cullercoats, Injury, Photographs, Run

Civilised, Long-distance Commute

Thursday is a bike day. We won’t let the weather, the clients we have to see, or the errands we have to run put us off doing it all on two-wheels. And this week, I had all three – cold

Posted in Ashington, Assassination Attempts, Bike to Work, Competition, Cullercoats, Cycle, Macmillan Cancer Support, Newcastle, Photographs, Where I Shop, Whitley Bay

Men Make For Thick-Skinned Cyclists

There’s a reason that fewer women than men seem to ride their bikes in the UK. As explained in Beauty & The Bike , it’s the infrastructure – we’re expected to just mix in with the traffic, and it often

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Cullercoats, Cycle Infrastructure, Family, IronMan?, North Tyneside, Road Safety

Ride To A Picnic – Just a Perfect Day

So my Decadent In-laws are here to stay and it’s the school holidays. Normally I’d do my long ride on a Sunday, but we’d hatched a plan for a picnic on Holy Island – the family would drive, and I’d

Posted in Ashington, Bike to Work, Cullercoats, Cycle, Family, IronMan?, Nutrition, Photographs, Video, Weather, Whitley Bay, Wind

Back On The Turbo

Gotta take it where you can get it sometimes. Late home from work, and with Daughter keen for some time with me, I managed to squeeze out a short ride – 40 minutes of ladders up through the gears on

Posted in Cullercoats, Cycle

Riding A Bike In That London

This weekend I was in That London for my oldest friend’s birthday party. An evening of booze and banging techno – I participated in the former, while enjoying observing the effects of the latter. Anyway, I took the train down,

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Cullercoats, Cycle, Friends, London, Newcastle, Photographs, Road Safety, Whitley Bay
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