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Strava For Slow Bicycles

OK – THIS is going to be the Kickstarter project that finally gets me rich: Strava for slow cyclists No, really. Not everyone is interested in clocking fastest segments, or cheating their way to yet another “KoM”. No. Some people

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Riding Sea to Sea With Daughter

Last autumn Daughter and I were talking. One of her friends is now a regular at our local Park Run with her dad. Daughter wanted to do something similar, but really doesn’t fancy running. So we hatched a plan to

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Childhood Bikes

Like most children in the UK in the 70s, I had a bike. The one that really got me my independence was an orange Raleigh Commando, which lasted me from Christmas day of 1977, up to the spring of 1981.

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Roads Too Dangerous For Judge Dredd

Tomorrow is my father’s Nth birthday. It’s also the day that he’s giving up riding a bike. I know: “Say it ain’t so!”: His bike is a bit different to any of mine though – it’s a Honda Goldwing. Let’s

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Flying Bike!

So. Tuesday was parents evening at Daughter’s new school. A chance to meet her form teacher & convince him that we’re nice, and he should give her better grades. But the appointment was at 6pm – how to get home

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Escape From St Mary’s Island

This afternoon, Daughter and I took an amble up the coast to St Mary’s island. The weather was fine, and I seemed to remember that there’s usually an ice cream van in the car park – what better excuse did

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If You Go Down To The Woods Today…

… well not today, but at the weekend, you’re sure of a big, bright yellow, two-saddled, sit-up-and-admire-the-view surprise: Daughter’s Best Friend’s Parents (DBFP) own some woodland south of Durham, so we’d loaded up the tandem with some camping stuff, and

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A Different Kind Of Hybrid Bike

Daughter loves to ride her bike, and she’s also always been obsessed with dalmatians. So when I got her a new old bike (the second Raleigh Shopper in the house), it seemed a good idea to combine her two passions

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Ironman France: Run 26.2 Miles!

I couldn’t believe it – I’d got to the end of the bike, 20 minutes ahead of schedule! The Family were waiting to see me coming into the paddock and then into the transition tent to ditch the bike shoes

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Descent Training

After picking up my race pack from the Ironman registration on Thursday, we headed up into the hills above Nice for a look at the final descents of the race’s bike route. After putting the bike back together, I waved

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