Monthly Archives: Apr 2019

DofE 5; Storm Hannah on the Berwyn range.

5°C, gales and heavy rain all-day. Thirteen girls on Silver practice. I picked them up this morning and eventually started them off in Corwen, North Wales. DofE 5.1; I’m taking 3 silver Practice groups to Corwen. Thus turned into a … Continue reading

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Parlick start.

22°C, milky sun and light wind Parked after a fairly short drive from home and climbed Parlock in the Forest of Bowland. I got to the summit of Fair Snape Fell for supper in the shelter. As the sun set, … Continue reading

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Long day on Bowland

23°C, warm milky sun with moderate SE breeze. Woke and got the tent packed by 06.40. A suitable place for breakfast wasn’t far away. The Moors are too dry to risk the chance of fire. Hence, water supply became a … Continue reading

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Five in a row

20°C, clear blue with negligible SW.Five day in a row I have ridden. I can feel it now so the average speed is down noticeably. The photo is a dereluct house in Formby. Looks like it is a project now.

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Nearly 80!

20°C light SE, deep blue. Out on the Paddy-Wagon on the summer wheels. The route is flat but the variety comes from downwind zooms and climbing into the wind. Rode back with a guy who told be about some of … Continue reading

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Good Thursday.

19°C, milky sin, warm dry with medium E breeze. Gravel Roads: this route never strayed far from home but was a decent outing. These gravel roads may need tougher tyres, winter CX tyres are fine on wet grass but some … Continue reading

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Whizz, two dead-ends

16°C, moderare E breeze, sunny and dry. Tried some new routes towards Leyland. I made some mistakes and had to backtrack several times. The default Google map didn’t offer info on rights of way. That’s my excuse and I paid … Continue reading

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Fylde Coastal path.

6°C, E wind, sunny and dry. Cold with a piercing E wind. The ground is hard now so a bike with some suspension would help. There are sections where the ridges in the dyke forced me to get off and … Continue reading

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DofE 4: Cannock Chase

4.1: intro and tuition, walking with the group all day and setting up camp with them. They were fit and able, my group of all lads. The route was on familiar ground, both from previous DofE trips, visits from my … Continue reading

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Headwind out, rain return.

7°C, strong E,

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