Category Archives: Cycling routes

Filling potholes…the @Sustrans way


Riding home last night I saw a cowboy. He wasn’t wearing a Stetson and his steed was a digger rather than a lousy piebald. He was shovelling gravel, like you would find on a driveway, into potholes on the farm track … 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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Are Sustrans Masters of Irony?


The harvest is nearly in and my fears about how well the new gravel/hardcore surfaces, on NCN 12/51, would withstand the combined weight of harvesters and tractors have not come to pass. Perhaps just as well, Sustrans are planning a … Continue reading

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NCN 51 Surface Improvements?


At about the same time that I broke my collar bone, Sustrans started improvement works on the surface of their National Cycle Network route 51, between Southoe and the B661. This work was long overdue. I’m back on the bike … Continue reading

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Up and Down in Lekfada, Greece


Ascent We’ve been to the Ionian island of Lefkada a few times now – one of my wife’s sisters lives there – and each time we’ve been I’ve looked at the islands mountains with a single-minded thought – they look … Continue reading

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Lunch Ride – route recce and sinister signs


After Sunday’s Hell of St Neots route recce with Tim, there were still a couple of sectors I wanted to check out, so over lunchtime I took a break and went out for a ride. First on the list was … Continue reading

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A Sunday ride in the Bedfordshire Wolds…with a difference


It wasn’t the time between worlds, it was 8am, the sun was up and shinning, and I was waiting at the crossroads, Dillington crossroads to be exact. Not for Mephistopheles was I awaiting either, ready to trade my soul for … Continue reading

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