Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rapha and Grass Roots Cycling


Rapha come in for a their fair share of flack from the cycling community. Whether it is the high price tags, deliberate exclusivity of their products or their artfully pared down advertising, it is perhaps inevitable. And I take responsibility … Continue reading

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Down in the Flood


Riding to the club run I was reminded of my Uncle Jim. He used to farm out in the Fens and often bemoaned the overgrown state of his neighbours ditches and the poor drainage that was the result. Judging from … Continue reading

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Fen and Fell, the West Cambridgeshire Hills


Route Stats: 672m climbing 70 miles / 113km http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2437999.html Of all Cambridgeshire, the west of the county is the area I enjoy riding the most. Bordering Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, there is some fine cycling country to be found here. The … Continue reading

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Priced off Boris Bikes?


I love Boris Bikes. Having suffered bike thefts and vandalism, nearly 18 months ago I decided to switch to Boris Bikes for the London end of my commute. I get into London early, so I don’t have a problem finding … Continue reading

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Stormy day at the Norfolk Coast


Leaning forward into a northerly gale, my wife and I trudged across the Cley saltmarshes. Ahead of us, the North Sea roared a steady note which our hoods and scarves could not mute. We reached the shingle bank marking the … Continue reading

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