Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jérôme Cousin, my rider for the Tour de France

Rich, one of my cycling friends, emailed me yesterday with a suggestion to add a bit more interest to the Tour. His idea was to follow a rider and see how they get on. It’s a good idea so, why … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 6: Consistency

Big fat drops of warm summer rain. That’s what started to fall as I loaded my bike into the car for the drive over to the Rockingham Speedway. By the time I got on to the A6116 it was pouring. … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Special Chick Chick Salad

I had the day off today to watch the girl’s sports day events. It also meant I was charged with cooking the evening meal. Meal planning has been even less well thought out than usual this week, so tonight required … Continue reading

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Seedy cycling

No this isn’t a post about exploring the more exotic routes of Dutch cycling infrastructure, but something much more mundane. After yesterday’s rain, commuting this morning along the National Cycle Network, the long grass was hanging heavy and damp over … Continue reading

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Circuit of the Fens Regional ‘A’ Race

As soon as I saw this event on the British Cycling race calendar, I wanted to be in it. The planned circuit was to start and finish in Whittlesey, the town where I grew up. I didn’t want to miss … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham series race 5

I started off OK. I felt fine and did my share of turns at the front, but as the minutes wore on I felt a heavy weariness creep into my legs. By the time we caught the 4th Cat group, … Continue reading

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NCRA Southwick Race – “Shut up legs!”

For the 5th event in the NCRA series, the Thursday night race moved to the Southwick road circuit; a fast and flattish 6 mile circuit west of Oundle punctuated with a 400m long climb, averaging 4.5%, up to the start/finish … Continue reading

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Perfect Commute?

A couple of weeks ago I had an email from Sustrans thanking me for completing their cycle to work survey. The email was also publicising a new Sustrans campaign for a national cycle to work standard and had a link … Continue reading

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