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Another one.

24°C, nil wind, nil cloud and simply a perfect day. N+1=5 what have I just bought?​ [Insert paragraph where I justify another bike.] I have test ridden it and it fits well.

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End of (academic) year 2016.

24°C, still and few light clouds. Summer Holiday starts today, we got out early because there isn’t the usual goodbye to staff. This year is different; they’re leaving through redundancy.

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Five get rescued.

24°C, light wind. Clear deep blue. Duke of Edinburgh expedition, qualifying (retakes). Forty odd girls needed to re-take their expedition as a result of failing last year. Most had made a mess of navigation. All groups had most of the … Continue reading

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Diamond abseil.

20°C, bright sun and little wind. Four staff, and five kids from our school went to Matthew Bolton College for a Diamond anniversary of the DofE publicity stunt. Royalty arrived about 11am and we were prepped on what to say. … Continue reading

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Climbing wall 2

6°C, some light rain, Second climbing wall session with Carl. Consolidated last week’s techniques. We need to climb above 4+ for the In Pinn. We did climbs with overhang, with ledges and corners. The best we did was 6b, the … Continue reading

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Coldest day, (annual average)

1°C, sunny, quite nice really. Sent home. So unwell despite driving in to work. My tutor group is upstairs and the two flights emptied my energy. Nearly at the right room, I saw their previous Form Tutor and had to … Continue reading

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Summer summary.

I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 42.2mi, time: 02:35:11, pace: 3:41min/mi, speed: 16.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1137096633 Back down, and looking back to one of the most adventurous summers I can recall. Mountains, in Wales, Corsica and Scotland. Slept in a bivvy bag, … Continue reading

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DofE 2015: ‘Tanter’

17 to 22°C. Light rain to sun. Twelve groups of whom 8 failed their first practice expedition. They were terrible, with fairly minor problems they simply gave up. Navigation was a common problem and panic set in with little warning. … Continue reading

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Worcester north.

20°C, building breeze, full sun. Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. There were groups this year, and a chance to use the recent training. First day was an 8 mile walk. As always, the kids’ stamina was a serious limitation, though … Continue reading

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Plas-y-Brenin 3

13°C, brisk SW, sunny and cloud building later. Great conditions, though the wind is strong with attendant wind-chill. Bright sun that needs sun-block. Photo: very early sun on the Snowdon Horseshoe. Today’s route we planned ourselves. Our route started in … Continue reading

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