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A foreign interloper blogs away...

on Fri, 15/05/2015 - 20:20

Whilst I sit thinking of yet more "interesting", funny and poignant topics, related to cycling to blog about, I have asked a more educated man than myself to give you his thoughts on foreign climes.

Ladies and Gentleman I give you John Doyle and his thoughts on riding an overseas sportive.


Flanders 2015


As a relatively recent convert to road cycling (wish I’d discovered it sooner, spent 15 years not liking running 4 miles each morning and only got my first road bike in my mid-40s) I’m pretty ignorant of cycling folklore.

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Go forward to not go backward

on Wed, 25/03/2015 - 13:34

Spring has sprung,  or at least is close to springing. 

The clocks go forward this weekend- welcome to British Summertime! Does this bring light relief to those of us who have spent a couple of months with towels on our heads, sweating in a cold room?

Has your winter looked like this?


I made no secret to myself, or indeed anyone who asked, that I should aim to improve across the winter. I'd finished the year on a bit of a damp squib, sliding off on the most incongrous patch of ice on a frosty morning. Landing on my hip, outside Fettlers and wrecking the rear mech in the process.

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In Sickness and in Health

on Tue, 30/12/2014 - 14:11

Sometimes, you don't want to be on the bike. It's not common but it happens.

Sometimes you don't have a choice; be it a weather issue, a partner issue or an injury issue.

Of these the injury issue is the most frustrating. Weather passes, turbo trainers can act as a substitute. Partners can be persuaded or relent. Injuries nag and persist. They require rest and rehab. They hurt.

We have been unfortunate to have had some serious injuries within the club - but fortunately improving or resolving.