Posts Tagged ‘Cycling’

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Bradley Wiggins wins Tour de France

Sunday July 22, 2012

BBCGreat news for British cycling and Bradley Wiggins!
Full story:  BBC Sport

[Image from BBC Sport]

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57% of UK cyclists jump red lights?!

Monday May 14, 2012

Lies, damn lies, and statistics about red light jumping

Do 57% of UK cyclists jump red lights? One motoring organisation claims so – on very flimsy evidence…

Full story over at the Guardian

 

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Christmas: all done…

Thursday December 29, 2011

Well, that’s Christmas over with for another year.  A little heavier after all the food, I’m now looking at the Dahon and thinking that 2012 has to be a more active cycling year!

I’ve got my eye on a new cycle rack for the car – a Thule roof-mounted system – so that should help.  The ‘future-wife’ (!) is keen to break her bike free from the shed too so having the rack on the car will give us more options to explore other parts of the country on the bikes.

The Dahon was running well before Christmas but today still has the puncture which it got on my last ride.  That’s going to be repaired this week whilst I’m off work for the Christmas/New Year period.  I still enjoy the Dahon and riding it makes me smile even when the stress and pressures of work  are getting me down.

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25th August 2011 – Freedom!

Thursday August 25, 2011

It’s Thursday the 25th of April and the Dahon broke free from the confines of the house and ventured out!

Yes, it’s true, it’s the end of August and this is the first time this year that I have been out on my bikes.  Crazy, huh?!  I had a day off last Thursday and gave the Dahon a clean and oiled the chain.  I checked the bolts were tight, the handlebar was straight and made sure the tyres were pumped up.  It was ready to go.

Tonight I went out for dinner and the Dahon was the transport.  It was really great to be out there on the bike – I had forgotten how much fun it is to ride the little folder.  With my NiteRider fully charged, the ride home in the dark was even more fun:  I was weaving along from side to side on a country lane (not used by cars) like we used to do when we were kids.

Ahh, I’ve missed cycling.  🙂

 

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Cycling’s Economy Boost

Monday August 22, 2011

The BBC is reporting that cycling generates £3bn a year for the UK economy.

It also points out that 3.7 million bikes were sold in the UK during 2010 – an increase of 28% over the previous year.

Full story over on the BBC:
BBC News story

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A New Me?

Sunday August 7, 2011

Time for a change?  I think so.

We’ve just come back from a week in Burgundy and I’m suitably relaxed despite the many miles of driving around the region and drive there and back.  With a hectic and busy few months now behind me, it’s time to force myself to change and get out of the rut that I’m in.  The bikes must once more be freed from the confides of the house!

Viva la liberté!  Viva la vélo!

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End of June 2011

Thursday June 30, 2011

It’s the end of June 2011 and guess what… neither bike has been out.

That’s bad.  Very bad.  I just haven’t had the time to get out there.  I know, I know: I should make the time.

I need to allocate some time to getting the bikes cleaned and oiled and then get out and get some fresh air.  I almost said I’d do it this weekend, but I’ve said that here before and didn’t get around to doing it.  Hmm, it’s not good.

Bikes!  I’m still here!  You will see daylight soon, my friends!!!

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