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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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