Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ride out to the Rutland CiCLE Clasic 2015


This year’s edition of the Rutland CiCLE Classic road race fell in between birthday party’s for my eldest daughter; Saturday it was friends (a brilliant day out pond dipping and running around at the National Trust’s Lyvden New Bield site) while Monday was … Continue reading

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NCRA Old: Bad Banana and wheel troubles


The club had a good turnout for Saturday’s NCRA race at Old. Dan was off in the first group, Ed and David H in the second, I was in the third, David P and Joe in the 4th and Jake in … Continue reading

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Bolts, Plugs and Builders Nails


If you listen to some campaigners, our continental cousins enjoy cycling infrastructure that’s like sugar and spice and all things. My own experience is too limited to back that up, but it seems over here the infrastructure is, quite literally, … Continue reading

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NCRA Southwick, a walk in the country


The verges are speckled yellow with flowering celandine and blossoming blackthorn bushes shine a brilliant white in the greening hedgerows, alive with the sound of songbirds. Beneath the trees dog’s mercury plants form a verdant carpet before the bluebells burst open. … Continue reading

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Pursuit / Litany of ifs


I got home from work, changed then rode down to Staughton to join the club’s chain gang route. I timed it so that I would be ahead of the fast group. Warmed up I set a respectable pace keeping my … Continue reading

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Good Riddance to March with an Easter Sunday Ride


It feels like a while, truth be told it is a while, nearly a month since my road bike last left the garage. My hybrid at least has seen some off road tracks, but not often enough. Not nearly enough. … Continue reading

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