Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough?

The air brushing my face, the sensation of my heartbeat thumping against my ribcage whilst my leg muscles start to burn as though they are on fire can only mean one thing. I am trying to climb a hill. On … Continue reading

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A Moulton amongst Bromptons on New Years Day 01 01 06

The embers of the fireworks had turned to ash. Gone were the ooohs and aaaaahs under the etchesketch firework illuminations and the celebrations of Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016.  Not just another day but a brand new year. Old Father time … Continue reading

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Lumiere London on a Brompton 18 01 16

Out into the cold air that seemed to become colder with every pedal my Brompton took me eastwards.   Under crystal clear skies, warm December had been replaced by cold January. Pushing each foot down faster and faster, enough heat … Continue reading

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Replacing Fatness with Fitness 29 01 16

The sound of my heartbeat grew louder and louder. My legs began to burn and burn. Pushing the pedals harder and harder, counting out loud in a slightly wheezy whisper one-two-three-four-five-six-seven –a quick look at the timer as it showed … Continue reading

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River Views from a Brompton (and a Moulton) 3rd February 2016

The raindrops had stopped falling, dark grey skies above seemed to change to a lighter shade last seen in an Excel spreadsheet and the sun started to shine through a gap in the clouds. In Trafalgar Square, just below The … Continue reading

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Life is Sweet yet Sugar Free on Two Wheels 09 02 16

Head down, deep in concentration struggling with my homework, a smile would appear on my face at the sound of the Kenwood Chef being used in the kitchen. This was the sign that my mother was creating something spectacular from … Continue reading

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Shows and Museums – Bicyclewise 12 02 16

Silently and majestically the most magnificent display of bicycles contrasted against the bright white walls. Cargo bikes, record-winning bikes, wooden bikes, small wheeled and big wheeled bikes had us all in a slightly stunned silence. Number of bikes already owned … Continue reading

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A Sunny Sunday London Ride 14 02 16

The words (the) Three Degrees instantly found me singing “When Will I See You Again?” as memories that varied from duets (somewhat out of tune) during long car journeys, leaving supper parties at 3am, to dancing through the night in clubs … Continue reading

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Sunshine on Small Wheels 19 02 16

The clatter of the letterbox drew me to the front door.  On the mat sat an envelope with the familiar handwriting belonging to a friend in Australia who tried to introduce me, albeit unsuccessfully, to cycling several years ago. Inside, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Country 19 02 16

The joy of discovering what’s on your doorstep becomes a totally different adventure when starting from other peoples front doors, particularly when it means being in another city. Marylebone Station may be a stones throw from Marylebone Road but it has … Continue reading

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