Category Archives: Cycling

The Sprint

There is nothing, absolutely nothing like the sprint finish of a bike race. For a start, in a big stage race, you never know if there will be a sprint finish.  On a flat stage, there usually is but sometimes … Continue reading

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Not Fit For Work

  I got my first ever sick note this week. Ok, Fit Note if you want the correct terminology but a Fit Note for unfitness never made sense to me. It’s a novelty. I might copy it and frame it … Continue reading

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‘Oi, YOU!! OFF THE ROAD!!”

When a policeman on duty yells at you like a sergeant-major on a parade ground: “OI!   YOU!!   OFF  THE  ROAD!!” ………….you actually get off the road a bit sharpish, even if you’re riding a Boris bike and have been mistakenly … Continue reading

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Geological drawers

Am I the only one who has geological drawers? I don’t mean weighed down with rocks, maybe a chunk of gneiss, a spiky bit of rose quartz or a flaky slice of slate complete with fossil fern. What I mean … Continue reading

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Gloopy golden gorgeousness

I felt a bit crocked on Sunday, to be honest. I had a bad back from frantic cleaning, a twingeing thigh ligament from last weekend’s yoga exercises (which was an ironic injury as I was doing it to relieve the … Continue reading

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Morning

It was the morning of mornings. The saving grace about this decaying time of year is the suddeness of the beauty – the way gloomy drear gives way to spectacular gloriousness in the twinkling of an eye. It was began … Continue reading

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Peace, piggies and a parrot in the Forest

Mountainbiking in the Forest of Dean last weekend was a real treat – acres of bluebells everywhere, sunshine and shelter from the gusty winds. The oddest thing was the peace. I’ve often pedalled around the Forest trails without seeing a … Continue reading

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