Tag Archives: Whittlesey

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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Straw Bear Festival 2014


At the weekend we made our annual pilgrimage across the Fens, to Whittlesey, for the Straw Bear Festival. In most respects it was the same as any other year – Morris, Molly and Sword dancing, music, beer and meeting up … 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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The Straw Bear Cometh


Since having children we have been making an annual trip across the Fens for the Straw Bear Festival in Whittlesea (the t’s are as silent as the ‘h’). I remember going a few times as a child with my grandfather, and … Continue reading

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