Category Archives: Travel

40 fixed miles.

22°C, grey cloud with occasional sun. I could ride this bike all day, unless it’s windy. Though my legs are getting sore, that turgid feeling has gone. Rides like this remind me of a the way we can take several … Continue reading

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DofE 18; South Chilterns

22°C, sun, very dry with N breeze. 18.0: easy drive to the edge of the M25. Paccar Scout camp is huge, but my little bit is about an acre. We seem to have 4 clearings booked. 18.1; The cohort arrived … Continue reading

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DofE 17: Dark Peak.

18°C, grey with slight drizzle. 17.0: a day filled with logistics. Google’s satnav took us round the long way to Edale. Then I had to ferry kids from Hope because the coach driver refused to drive to the carpark in … Continue reading

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DofE 16. New Forest.

Bright and sunny, tops will be 25°C Long drive after a full day’s teaching. The satnav chose a good route and there were no holdups. Still, I didn’t arrive untill 23.30. 16.1: we some instructors would have two groups today, … 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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DofE 14: White Peak (2)

Pollen VH, 18°C, brisk SE, dry, full sun. 14.1 drive the minibus to Hulme End to meet coach B. The boss had split the year group and I met the northern half to issue kit. Soon, classic bronze route planning … Continue reading

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DofE 13 South Downs

22°C, light wind and deep blue cloudless above. A very long drive down near Brighton. I hope it’s worth it. Heathside has always been brilliant previously, so it will be again. Before the punters arrive, I have the field to … 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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