Monthly Archives: July 2018

2: Kilchoan in Ardnamurchan

13°C, SSE breeze but sunny now after heavy showers. Day 1: Arrived at the most wonderful campsite. In front of me are superb views of the Sound of Mull and to the right, Mull itself. Left, I can see Ben … Continue reading

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1: Bridge of Orchy.

27°C, highest in Glasgow. Better in highlands. 0 cloud or wind. Very long drive, too long. The M6 was closed between Preston and Lancaster. That pushed all the traffic onto local A roads which immediately stopped. Normally, on this trip, … Continue reading

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Fat Bike on the beach.

20°C grey start, humid and warm. I rode a Trek fat bike with MapMyRide+! Distance: 34.76km, time: 02:16:58, pace: 3:56min/km, speed: 15.23km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3037169839 The idea of tbe ride on this bike was to look for a shipwreck on Ainsdale beach. … Continue reading

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Old Man of Coniston

21°C white cloud and humid. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.05km, time: 06:02:00, pace: 25:46min/km, speed: 2.33km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3033621601 The atmosphere dominated the day. Not today, those boring photos of blazing sun, blue sky and distant vistas. Clouds spilled over the … Continue reading

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14/ Man verses Lakes: marshalling.

20°C, white cloud. 14.1: A late start means a late finish just as night is falling. It’s the problem with the tides determinig the start time for this race. The first stage was over the sands at Silverdale to Grange … Continue reading

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Today’s ride 2: Cafe Velo

21°C, 0 cloud but light W breeze. I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 51.55km, time: 01:58:38, pace: 2:18min/km, speed: 26.07km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3027257854 Back at home, the garden held some pleasant surprises for me, water lilys are in flower and some others … Continue reading

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DofE 13.0: Hitchin.

26°C, 2/5 cloud, 0 wind. Camped at Henlow Bridge. Not my kind of campsite but only for 1 night. Expensive too, £26 for 1 night. That’s london prices, I didn’t get to the bureau de change to get london pounds. … Continue reading

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Seafront machines and weirdos

19°C, 0 cloud, no wind either. I rode fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 53.45km, time: 02:03:18, pace: 2:18min/km, speed: 26.01km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/3015838321 As routine, rode out to the seafront machines and I wasn’t the only one there. A guy with a pot … Continue reading

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DofE 12: Brecon Beacons.

24°C, sunny with fair clouds, light breeze. Back to the Beacons, with different groups this time; however, most I’ve met or taught before. Yes, it’s my old school DofE again. My job was to drive the Gold groups to their … Continue reading

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DofE 11.0: Cotswold hills.

28°C, no wind and the prospect of 30° tomorrow, close feeling too. Working for a provider that’s new to me: BXM. It’s not too far to drive here, but for the first part of the M5 which was very slow.. … Continue reading

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