Monthly Archives: May 2012

MKCA circuit races: Getting the excuses in


I achieved a milestone tonight. My third circuit race at the Milton Keynes bowl and I finished it. The first race was hell. I had felt a little under the weather at the start of the week, but felt OK … Continue reading

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Halfords Tour Series, Peterborough


On Thursday a group of us from St Neots Cycling Club made the annual pilgrimage to Peterborough to watch the 6th leg of the Halfords Tour Series. Peterborough has been a regular fixture of the Tour Series since it started … Continue reading

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Cycling Folk Song – All the Gear Lament


As I rode out one May morning I saw two riders standing by and one of them his Rapha cap was wringing. Oh dear oh, oh dear oh. My bike has got no courage in it, oh dear oh. My bike … Continue reading

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Metro A2B e-bike, why, why, why?


I am disdainful of electric bikes. Perhaps not a surprising attitude for a roadie. Mostly this is because I don’t understand why they exist. OK, not quite. I can see there is a market for those who want to ride a … Continue reading

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MKCA Race Cancelled: killing time in Milton Keynes


It is hard to imagine Jarvis Cocker purring through the Milton Keynes suburbs. Far Bletchley. It doesn’t quite carry off the long seductive vowels of Wombwell. Woooommbwell. Each roundabout presented a new set of names, Coffee Hall, Bean Hill, MK … Continue reading

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