Monthly Archives: July 2014

Circuit of the Fens 2014, Leading the way


When I broke my clavicle in May, I was hopeful I might still race the Circuit of the Fens, almost two months later, but as the weeks passed it became obvious that the break wasn’t healing fast enough. My fitness … Continue reading

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Heal collar bone, damn you, heal!


Two months ago, when I broke my collar bone, I thought it might be possible, but as the weeks have passed and my worsening relationship with the turbo has left my fitness to wane, I couldn’t escape the singular fact … Continue reading

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Balance Bike Backfires?


Being a keen cyclist, I want my daughters to follow in my pedal strokes and discover the joy and freedom that the humble bicycle brings. To start our first daughter on her way to cycling independence we gave her a … Continue reading

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Tour de France Stage 3: Cambridge


On the way home from York I tweeted that the pressure was on Cambridge and London. The North had delivered but would The South? I had a few reservations and I don’t think I was the only one. So why … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2014 Stage 1. Ripon!


I had a sense of déjà vu. The difference was destination. This time we were parking in a race course outside Ripon rather than an almost deserted car park in Canterbury. Canterbury was seven years ago. Seven long years since I had … Continue reading

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Tour de France stage 2: York


Eight of us, four adults and four children, rose early for a walk / ride over to York race course, for the start of stage 2 of the Tour de France. I’m not sure what Vicky and Jono, our hosts for … Continue reading

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How to Wear an Inner Tube Sling


For turbo training with a broken collarbone I’ve found an old inner tube makes for the best sling – thanks to club mate Joe for the tip! I’ve never tried it on the road, and hope never to, but I … Continue reading

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