Monthly Archives: September 2012

Newmarket Ridge Cambridgeshire Hills Ride

Route Stats: 660m climbing 60 miles / 97km This weekend, I had a rare Saturday morning off from family duties, and as the forecast was dry, I thought I would make a start on the Cambridgeshire Hill Routes. For … Continue reading

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Hill Climbing in Cambridgeshire

Earlier this year I wrote a slightly tongue in cheek post on Cambridgeshire’s top 10 hill routes (it was February, I was bored). However, somewhat to my surprise this has been the most popular post on my blog. Scanning through my … Continue reading

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Search terms

I imagine it is fairly standard for blog sites, but one of the features I like about WordPress is the record it keeps of search terms from people visiting my blog from search engines. I’ve learned a few interesting things … Continue reading

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Bramble Whipped

If the title lured you in with a promise of kinky woodland adventures à la 50 Shades then I am sorry to disappoint (although if it was, it would probably give my visitor stats a healthy boost – if only for … Continue reading

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First (and second) climb of Box Hill

The vital statistics may be a long way from rivaling the Grand Tour climbs of the Alps or Pyrenees, and it may lack the brutality of the Classics climbs, but on the opening Saturday of the London Olympic Games, Box … Continue reading

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Back in the Pool

For the past few years swimming has meant mumbling through nursery rhymes while bouncing and whooshing one or other of my daughters around a pool along with bunch of other dads and their toddlers. That perception started to change as … Continue reading

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Huntingdonshire, a surprisingly popular place for a sportive

The luminous yellow direction signs from last weekends Rutland Cycling Reservoir Cogs sportive have been lurking on the road signs and street lamps of my patch all week. Driving my youngest daughter back from this mornings swimming lesson I noticed … Continue reading

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Pheasants, dumb birds

Pheasants, in the evolutionary pile of avian intelligence, surely they landed at the bottom of the heap, then dug a little deeper. Or, perhaps their gamekeepers have bred out every gram of common sense, after all, you don’t want to … Continue reading

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