Archive for March 2013

Coasts, Castles and collywobbles – a Caledonian cycling tour

How not to lose weight and see the Borders by bike – a six-day East Coast ride to Scotland, on an empty stomach, in February Cycling from Harrogate to the Central Belt – through the Yorkshire Dales to the East Coast and Northumberland, and from there to Edinburgh and Glasgow, in one week – ambitious? […]

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Wintry Weather in the Windy Wolds

The only person to turn up today for one our club's three planned rides (apart from me) was a chap who had driven to the start in case anyone else fetched up for his ride. He explained that everyone had been informed by telephone that the ride was cancelled. (I didn't expect that any of […]

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A Manx Patriot – Sir William Hillary, a cycle ride in his honour

A Manx Patriot – Sir William Hillary. The Founder of the Royal National Institution for the preservation of life from shipwreck. Born, 1771, Died, 1847. The Tower of Refuge, on St Mary's Isle, now known as Conisters' Rock

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Fun in the Snow!

There are only 2 things guaranteed to keep me from cycling – illness and snow. Unfortunately in the last week I've managed to have both! I was away for a month, then had a stomach bug, so I'm just beginning to get back into cycling again. This being March, I wasn't unduly worried when the […]

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