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Perfecting Pedalling in the Pyrenees Part 1

Standing on the platform at the Paris railway station Gare de Lyon, the conductor was having none of it. The fact that Voyages-sncf had told me I could bring my bike on the train was irrelevant. My bike was not … Continue reading

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The 500mile Cyclist

The trip to this pic is here: Tackling the North Coast 500 The Shieldaig Lodge Hotel had been the perfect reward for the previous days very hard cycling.  Being a few miles outside Gairloch introduced a bit of a warm up … Continue reading

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Brompton World Championships 2016 – London

The sun briefly showed its face across the city. The big day had arrived, this was it. Breakfast on this special July morning, however,  could only be one thing. Porridge. All over the Capital, every kind of bicycle was being … Continue reading

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Making a Mole Hill out of a Mountain

The sky was no longer blue but green as the branches of the tall trees high above my head formed a leafy parasol, keeping me in the shade.  The breeze was cool and refreshing.  A few metres away, a shaft … Continue reading

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Cycling in Tweed – A Winning Ride

Under a cloudy sky, the transformation through time had been in an instant. No longer neon cycling shoes or stretchy fabrics were being worn by whizzing cyclists but, a more demure, subtle and positively Dickensian look had taken over. Brogues … Continue reading

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Good Evans – it’s Chris Hoy! A Winning Combination

The excitement of going on a bike ride (or even a meeting) with Sir Chris Hoy was too good to miss so without a moment of thought I signed up for the Evans Hoy 100 at Arley Hall Estate. How … Continue reading

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Bromptons Riverside Ride to Barnes

Barefeet ran across the lawn and the silence of the summer Sunday afternoon was broken by squeals of “Leave it, it’s mine, it’s mine!” The seven year old over took her brother as they both chased after a descending blue … Continue reading

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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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