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DofE 19: Milton Keynes.

22°C bright sunny after an early shower. A long drive for one day’s work. On paper, not a good return for my time. The time was made worse by many traffic jams, a lorry blocking the M42 roundabout, soon followed … Continue reading

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Another Tuesday ride.

22°C, bright and sunny. Not quite the ride I wanted. Rather like 2 weeks ago, I took the Bannister Hill route with the same cafe stop. Energy wasn’t there though, I got up the climb well enough, bit getting round … Continue reading

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Big ride= happy now.

18°C, brisk W, sunny and dry. In a way, heading out with a tail-wind is a good way to way up. The penalty happens when you ride back. All this DofE work has hit my cycling. That can mean twitchy … Continue reading

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DofE 15: Cannock Chase (again)

30°C, full sun, light wind. We were issued with detailed plans this morning and I am working as a Supervisor along with an Assessor, we have three groups to manage. We have a uniform tower and have radios for staff … Continue reading

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Ribble nature reserve

16°C, bright sun and dry Not a long ride but I’ve clocked up well over 100 miles in the last few days. The trips to work have been quick except the return home yesterday. My legs were just empty and … Continue reading

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Perfect summer’s day.

19°C, no real wind, bright sun.Rode along thinking about my yet to build new frame. The fit on the cross bike seems best of the bikes I have. It should be easy to copy over the measurements. I need to … Continue reading

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DofE 12: Chilterns (2)

Sun-rain-sun/repeat 18°C. 12.0: arrived a day early on a busy Scout camp. Presumably, most will go tomorrow before ours arrive. I needed an early night but they did quieten down after 9.30. The owls were loud in the night. 12.1: … Continue reading

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DofE 9: White Peak.

Sunshine and showers. 5-19°C.9.0: I thought I was driving home when the phone rang on the M6. “Are you available for a Silver Qualifier” in the White Peak? I pulled into Sandbach services to check. It would work as long … 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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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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