Category Archives: Travel

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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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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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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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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