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I Demand A Refund

Great run this evening on a new route – into Newcastle and back: And I got to stop briefly at Carlton Reid’s cocktail bar half way round too. Unfortunately they were right out of Bambino Splash (pint glass – half

Posted in Friends, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Run, Silly Stuff, Tynemouth, Weather, Whitley Bay

Mash-up Utility Cycling

My friend Yves loves to go surfing – just down the road we have one of the best surfing beaches in the UK, Tynemouth Longsands. The thing is, there are only so many hours in the day, and to fit

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Friends, Silly Stuff, Tynemouth, Video

Cycle Routes – How Does This Sound To You?

If you were campaigning to improve the quality of local cycle infrastructure, is this the sort of thing that you’d be demanding? Make my journey a pleasant experience and not a daily struggle for space. Give me and other cyclists

Posted in Bike Culture, Community, Environment, Everyday People, Goals, London, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Road Safety, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay

Great North Bike Ride . . . x2

This weekend I was supposed to be doing the Coast to Coast. But unfortunately my training buddy had to go to Luxembourg for the week. So Tall Robbie and I did the Great North Bike Ride instead. I was really

Posted in Cycle, Friends, Photographs, Tynemouth, Weather, Wind

Old Bikes Around Cullercoats

Old bikes are good bikes. Not the fastest, quickest, best handling machines, but still good bikes. They feel like old friends, and like old friends, they’re just so much easier and comfortable to get along with. Take this one, that

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Bike Culture, Cullercoats, Everyday People, Photographs, Tynemouth

Cycling Police In Tynemouth

We have ’em here too: I stopped to chat to this guy on Saturday – everything that you’d want from a policeman on ‘the beat’: friendly, approachable, probably quite hard to outrun if you’re a bad’un, and on a bike.

Posted in Bike Culture, Bike Security, Community, Photographs, Tynemouth

Return Of The Road Bike

It’s been a long time since I’ve ridden my road bike, Christine – last July in fact. So on Friday last week, I gave her a good spring clean and lubing. Along the way, I used the handy chain wear

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Cycle Infrastructure, Gateshead, Newcastle, Photographs, Too Much Information, Tynemouth, Where I Shop
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