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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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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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How I Quit Sugar

  The excitement to be removing the lid from the best Horseradish sauce I know was almost too much to bear. Eight weeks of restricted foods were over, the bathroom scales were shouting out the 1 stone 8lbs (10kg) weight … 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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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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Pedal Up and Sugar Out

Flicking the remote from one channel to another, half focussing on what to watch and half focussing on whether my recent chocolate purchases had been discovered by someone who would destroy them (rather than watch me eat them), were for … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans Unfolded

As the alarm sounded out, porridge was already being heated up. The intake of additional carbohydrates (although probably not enough) the night before did not include sugar but (thanks to Sarah Wilson and her book I Quit Sugar) with my knew … Continue reading

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