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Entries Tagged as 'Cycling'

Get on your bike!

July 27th, 2020 · No Comments · Life

I see that the government want to encourage more people to take up cycling to improve health by reducing obesity. While it is easy to pick holes in this, the gist of it is very laudable. There shouldn’t be any doubt that reducing weight leads to improvements in health and that cycling can help to […]

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On the road again

June 26th, 2020 · Comments Off on On the road again · Life

Yes, its the long-overdue reprise of using song titles as blogpost titles! I was reading an article in The Times today. I shan’t link to it because it is behind the paywall and it is not so much the article itself as the comments that I was interested in. I really should stop reading comments […]

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One-wheel drive

June 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on One-wheel drive · Life

I think I have done my bit for increasing the general level of happiness in Crawley this week, because when is a fat bloke on a bicycle not funny? And if he is puffing away, even though not going very fast it is just funnier. The thing is I have had early meetings in the […]

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On the road again

July 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on On the road again · Life

As it was a nice day, dry but not too not, and as the training centre is only a mile or so away, I decided to go by bicycle. It wasn’t too bad. I only had to resort to foul language and Italian-style arm gestures once on the way back when a silver hatchback carved […]

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Pedal power

August 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on Pedal power · Life

After work today I watched some of the Olympic cycling, which was exciting, enthralling and totally bonkers. There was no keirin today – the one where the cyclists ride behind a bloke on a moped until the last couple of laps – but there was plenty of baffling variety. The women were taking part in […]

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Road casualties in Crawley and Horsham

November 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Road casualties in Crawley and Horsham · Life

First of all I must heartily recommend this post from the As Easy As Riding A Bike blog. It is an analysis of road deaths and injuries in Horsham, based on information from the ITO website’s road casualty map. The rest of the blog is well worth a look too. It would be interesting to […]

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Fill that hole!

April 9th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Technology

Can I recommend this new website – fillthathole.org.uk? Just the other day somebody was telling me how somebody at the county council (I think it was a member, but might have been an officer) was saying how potholes are not really such a big problem because modern cars have suspensions that can cope with them, […]

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Bike parts

June 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Bike parts · Work

Today at work we had a local bike shop set up a stall at lunchtime, offering 15% staff discounts at their shop to try and tempt us out of our cars and into accident and emergency onto bicycles.  All very worthy, and they do have an extensive catalogue.  I would be interested to see how […]

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Progress

July 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Progress · Life

I had a bit of a breakthrough today.  For the first time I got all the way home without getting off the bike and pushing at any point.  Its more of a psychological breakthrough than a physical one, I suspect.   The last 50 metres before getting home is a hill that just psychs me out.  […]

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Shed-dweller

July 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Shed-dweller · Life

While the kids’ bikes rust away in the garden I keep mine in the shed to protect it from the rain and damp, but there may be a flaw in this plan.   I’m not saying that our shed is damp, but when I took the bike out this morning I had to be careful not […]

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