Monthly Archives: May 2019

DofE 8: North Downs.

20°C, sunny Silver Assessment: 3 days near London in the North Downs. On the face of it, this looks like typical bronze territory in rolling chalklands. The forecast is for ideal weather but the possibility of some behaviour to keep … Continue reading

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Crunchy sands

16°C, blazing sun with crisp shadows. A gentle outing along the coast. Much of the ground has dried out, that thick gummy mud has set leaving soft loose sand in places. This was a pleasant relaxing ride. Those dark bands … Continue reading

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Sunday fixed.

13-16°C, light wind and dry. A decent ride with variety in hills and flatlands. Home commitments left me with too little time to ride 100km which wouldn’t be much extra effort. Shame.

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Catch-up.

Sunny and warm week.In an attempt to make up for last week, I’ve been out at least once a day. Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve somehow gained 2 kilos in weight.

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DofE 7.0

11°C, very heavy showers including hail, lightning and thunder. 180 mile drive to camp. Looks like a nice campsite, all modern and plush. Bronze Qualifying in the East Cotswolds. I had a delightful group of year 9 girls. They were … Continue reading

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DofE 6: Ousedale.

Heavy showers and bright sun. 11°C. Heading down a day early on a longish drive ready for Bronze Practice. The camp is good but lacks showers, not a problem for Bronze though. DofE 6.1; The groups were dropped off a … Continue reading

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