Archive for October 2012

Coast and Castles South – Day 3

The third and final day of our trip was a spin down the north east coast between Seahouses and Tynemouth before a final run along the Tyne to the finish in central Newcastle. In 73 miles, there proved to be only 718 metres of climbing and a maximum elevation of only 52 metres – it […]

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Dorset: a couple of short cycle rides (and signs)

Darkening skies over Dorset Does anybody object to commercial add-ons to normal road direction signs? I do, especially when the original one is a nice old-fashioned type with interesting place names – even when the add-on points to an award winning country pub like the Drovers Inn at Gussage All Saints: Dorset Country Pub Of […]

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New Forest Gridiron Ride

The Gridiron is getting to be a bit like Christmas – what that time again already? This is the fifth time I've done this ride and when combined with the ride to and from the ferry it makes a satisfying century. The forecast had been pretty iffy all week but then suddenly it was transformed […]

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Mountain Biking in the good Company of 'Cows' and 'Cat Herders'

Cycling along the top of Peel Hill Photos were all taken by Dave Newsham (aka Foxdale) It’s been a long while since I have contributed to the Cycleseven Blog. I have not had the best of summers this year and my obsession with Audax cycling hasn’t exactly brought forth interesting stories around my bicycling.

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Caistor 14 October 2012

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Lady CoMo of the Pyrenees

Day 1 Girona to Olot Aug 27, 2012. Spain. The first day, a big day. We were late getting away – to be expected. There are last minute decisions to make on the first day: what to leave in, what to leave out, how to pack, which route to take. I broke my pump while […]

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Not (much) cycling in France

The plan was to put the bikes in the van, drive to various places in France, then ride. It had worked in Germany but not this time. I have come to the conclusion that generally, the French do not cycle very much. Col du Tourmalet (near the top)

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SCRC on the road: Etape Pennines

Many months ago, the whole of South Cave Road Club decided it would be a good idea to do the inaugural Marie Curie Etape Pennine Sportive. I should explain that South Cave Road Club (SCRC) has a total membership of two (although others are trying to join). It consists of myself and my frequent riding […]

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'Cyclist's death not the fault of council'

So runs the headline in the Isle of Wight County Press on October 5th. I have previously mentioned this incident in which a 47 year old local woman died after hitting a pothole while descending a steep hill on her bike. On the day in question I climbed the hill and noticed that the road […]

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Different Strokes

Aren't we lucky that our sport/hobby/pastime is one we can do in a group or on our own? Some unfocused musings... Solo ride on the Lincolnshire Wolds A bug swept through the Bailey household recently. I couldn't eat much and I didn't feel well enough to take part in the Standard Ride organised by our […]

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