Tag Archives: Cheltenham

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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Perky sauntering

I once overheard someone saying ‘When I see a runner smiling, then I’ll run.” Well, when I’m out for a trot, I do smile but you’d have to say something vaguely amusing, obvs. To be fair though, compared to proper … Continue reading

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Cyclist deaths – are cyclists considered dispensible?

I don’t know what the circumstances were leading up to the accident between a woman cyclist and a car on the B4077 at Alderton in Gloucestershire yesterday. The police will investigate and take action as appropriate. But the cyclist was … Continue reading

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Training Ride

Saturday was my last big training ride before the Cotswold Bike Ride on Sunday. I met up with some friends at their place and no messing it was straight up Leckhampton Hill, just outside Cheltenham, the steepest, longest hill I … Continue reading

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Digital Nativity

A friend sent me this.  Very neat and seasonal! Anyone who’s not feeling Christmassy now just hasn’t been out there putting in enough effort, trudging through the snow getting a nice red nose and glowing ear lobes or spending in … Continue reading

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