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South Downs 100 or is it 160?

My season is coming to an end. This is depressing but for the first time ever I have a planned sojourn from riding. Tomorrow I’ll miss the Tuesday ride, next week I am away, I could do Tuesday 5th November … Continue reading

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We are now a cycling nation and its warm too. Enjoy!

It was the 2nd of June and I went out for my first ride this year in summer gear. Prior to this I have ridden a few times with arm warmers and braved the weather but most of my rides … Continue reading

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I can’t believe it’s not summer

At last a ride with no Strava highlights. I didn’t have my Garmin so used the phone which is set up for running. I converted it to a ride and have no rankings. Excellent, it was supposed to be an … Continue reading

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What was the weather like for you today?

I had to get a torch to see the thermometer Sunday morning: 10C at 6:30, excellent. It would be warm unlike last week’s frost and fog. I was on the road again. Why? Well I’ve been mountain biking since 1984 … Continue reading

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A raid Pyrenees

It’s been a long time coming, and on the way I like to think that in building up to this over the last 10 years I have inspired a few riders to seek out some interesting rides too.  At last … Continue reading

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More rain and more punctures

I went to Madison today to look at the new Genesis, Ridgeback and Saracen bikes and also Electron and L&M lights, Elite trainers and clothing. The most memorable thing was the Elite Real Axiom Conconi trainer. Doing your own conconi … Continue reading

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July is made for road riding

I know that we are luckier than most with the seemingly endless miles of trails across the South Downs and the North Downs being less than an hour away but, come on! It’s July so you pretty well have to … Continue reading

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