Archive for December 2012

Look what Santa's brought the Isle of Wight!

OK, I admit that as presents go this doesn't look too exciting, but this is the smoothest stretch of tarmac on the whole of the Isle of Wight and it has just been laid at the Sandown end of NCN23, the Newport to Cowes cycle track.

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Structural Cycling

Structural Cycling is a term I recently thought of to characterise the type of cycling I do mostly. It signifies cycling as a structural part of one's life. It is not essential for survival as are eating and drinking but has status equal to, say, tooth cleaning, nail cutting, shaving, hair washing, tidying the house, […]

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Follow up to 'A pound of Perseverence is worth a Ton of Talent' – two years on

After the end of the last post, Lizzie had a mixed year in 2011. She won a lot of races in the beginning of the year, including the Ballycotton Ten, THE big road race in Munster. In the middle of the year her mileage was increased and she had a dip in form, but this […]

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Wind, Water and… Whoa! the A1079

Sancton Hill Wind Farm On Sunday the frost was replaced by strong winds from the west. So I headed in that direction to take advantage of a tailwind on the way home. I really struggled into the headwind and the gradual drag up to the highest point of the southern edge of the Wolds. Four […]

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Fitting Hyperglide sprockets on a six-speed Uniglide freehub

A stack of used Hyperglide cassette sprockets and various spacers. The single 13T is the threaded locking sprocket from a Uniglide cassette. NB since I created this post I have seen that 7 speed Uniglide cassettes are availabe from SJS Cycles – not sure how I missed them. However, their cost including postage is almost […]

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CTC strategies, the parliamentary enquiry, The Times, going Dutch etc

Making Britain better for bikes (latest CTC Cycle magazine), Making Cities fit for Cycling (The Times Manifesto), 'promote the use of bicycles as a mode of transport' (All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group), MPs launch a cross party inquiry into cycling (Press release) and the CTC Strategy 2013-20 are just a few of the things now happening […]

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