Tag Archives: Cycling

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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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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Exercise as punishment? It already IS!

So Michael Dimwit Gove wants schools to punish children with exercise? Schools are already punishing children with exercise and have done for generations. There’s nothing quite like school sports teaching for encouraging students to LOATHE sport. I was an inherently … Continue reading

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Jazz Hands

There are days when cycling is all about facing the elements alone with your music (sssshhh don’t tell anyone.. it’s only plugged in the nearside ear and it’s on quiet) and your thoughts. There are days when it’s pure unalloyed … Continue reading

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Cyclists – riding not swarming

Don’t make the mistake of listening to Cameron and his remarks about “swarms of cyclists” taking over the roads…   “swarms” being an unfortunate perjorative term. Sometimes he betrays his ignorance in a spectacular way.  Britain’s successes in world-class cycle … Continue reading

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