Monthly Archives: September 2013

Back from the cycle show

Just got back from the NEC and the cycle show held there. First time visit to the show although its been going 11 years now. I have been to the walking/camping equivalent “The Outdoor Show” and have been disappointed with … Continue reading

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Cycle show is coming……. :)

Yes, I have been simmering for some time at the thought of going to the NEC this weekend to see the Cycle Show. Call me sad (not to my face ok?) but I havent looked forward to a show so … Continue reading

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Kit doubling – for walking and cycling

A lot has been written about using walking&camping kit for more than one use (normally its intended use!) as a way of reducing bulk and weight. For example using walking poles for, erm, walking with and for propping up your … Continue reading

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Up Caerphilly Mountain

Not long back from my ride to and from Caerphilly today including a brutal climb up Caerphilly Mountain. Of course I also managed to watch the two ascents of the mountain by the Tour of Britain professional riders later on. … Continue reading

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The Tour of Britain is here !

Ok, so not everyone’s cup of tea but the Tour of Britain cycling race has arrived. What’s interesting is that Bradley Wiggins has decided to ride on the tour. What’s even more interesting is the weather! Looking at the pictures … Continue reading

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My lad is thirteen

Yep, I now have a bona fide teenager in the house complete with long hair, bad taste in music and “Kevin” attitude to boot. The jelly and ice cream phase may have long since disappeared but a trip to the … Continue reading

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Elan Valley Magic

Back from a splendid day in the Elan Valley. I cant remember seeing such a beautiful setting for a mountain-come-reservoir road route. Well worth the drive from home and managed to complete a 30mile bike ride, miss the rain, and … Continue reading

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