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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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Summer Reaches Bromptons in London

Like a magnet, the warm air under blue skies brought out not just people from their somewhat lengthy winter retreat. Hailstones were no more, temperatures were heading to the mid twenties and with a bit of good luck today was … 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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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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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   Under crystal clear skies, warm December had been replaced by cold January.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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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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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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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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