Archive for May 2012

Mad Cats and English men go out in the mid-day sun…

An Audax Altitude Award report On the Isle of Man Monday 28 May was a bank holiday. I have been feeling quite chipper these days now the Carbimozole has balanced me out again at last. So I had a plan to have another go at a 200km ride. Made up my route and sent in […]

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How not to prepare for a 200km Audax

Not many things can persuade me to miss a Hull Kingston Rovers home match but some months previous I had decided that the chance to participate in a 200km Audax was one such occasion (Rovers beat Castleford 70-12). Scott is a friend I go out for a ride with most weekends and he was also […]

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A cycle ride to Coxwold… with coffee and cream

"Temptations", Coffee & Ice Cream Parlour. A new cafe stop, in Stamford Bridge It's always rewarding to introduce other cyclists to a new cafe. A couple of weeks ago we rode to Coxwold in North Yorkshire (my third century ride of 2012) via Stamford Bridge. The prices at "Temptations" are a little steep for the […]

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Victoria Day ride

Victoria Day is a long weekend (a.k.a. bank holiday) in Canada, during which the Queen’s birthday is celebrated. Sort of. In cottage country May 24 is the traditional cottage-opening weekend after a long winter, although openings have been earlier in recent years due to weather changes. Canada’s head of state is Queen Elizabeth. I am […]

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Where am I?

Hello everyone in Cycle Seven Land! Sorry I've not visited for ages. Where have I been? What have I been doing? Cycling has been intermittent to say the least. The last long/decent/interesting ride I had was on 1st March when I took a lift to near Truro, spending the day cycling home via the south […]

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An Accidental Ride

The original plan was to do a long distance ride on Sunday when the forecast was for a clear, sunny day. However, the best laid plans of mice and men ... Lady CoMo was the victim of a car accident on Thursday. She came out on the losing end of the encounter. It was not […]

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An ordinary day on the bike

This is not a story about bike-eating triffids.

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Isle of Wight Randonnee 2012

Sunday morning is usually a quiet affair in the small village of Whitwell. When I arrived at 8.30 it was cold and raining, but the village hall was a hive of activity. Outside, gazebos were being erected with much scratching of heads, while inside cakes were being cut and wrapped and hot cross buns buttered. […]

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CTC cycling campaigns

CTC, the UK's national cyclists' organisation since 1878 and its largest cycling charity, recently appointed Gordon Seabright as its new Chief Executive (I think he started work on 1st March 2012). If I had been appointed, the first thing I would do is get an overview of what is currently going on in the organisation. […]

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Magnum Opus

Not split into pages. It's best viewed as a single page using the up and down arrows to navigate. The weather is very bad for cycling, so I've been going through old cycle-touring photos of which I've literally thousands, and have picked some to present; I'll have something to say about many of them...

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