Tag Archives: cycling

Freewheeling #booklaunch #thesincerestformofpoetry

One of my many blogging friends offered to host a guest post to support the launch of my first book of poetry. When such kind offers come in my first thought is how can I tailor the post to that … Continue reading

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The University Years- Going Through The Cycles #bristoluniversity #1975

In 1975 I went to University to study law. One issue was commuting and I took to my bicycle with a will. Sadly not everything ran smoothly… I’ve already decapitated a commuter, reducing the chances of our reaching a replacement … Continue reading

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The University Years- Going Through The Cycles #bristoluniversity #1975

In 1975 I left home for Bristol University to study law. When there I lived in Hall about two miles from where I studied. My only ways of commuting were the bus (too expensive) walking (too slow and no I … Continue reading

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Wheels Within Wheels – the Middle Years – Part 3

So you’ve read parts 1 and 2, here and here. Can my university cycling career get any worse? After all I’ve decapitated a commuter, reducing the chances of our reaching a replacement birthrate by one and I’ve skittled a pensioner … Continue reading

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Velo Drama – the Middle Years – Part Two

To continue. Last time – here – we were at University and exploring the three main reasons why a range of people wanted me off my bike, and at all costs. That was part one. This is part two. I’m … Continue reading

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Two Wheels On My Wagon…

Remember that lyric? Ok so this isn’t about wagons, or Cherokees or anything like. But there is a theme here. In the song, the poor sods keep on going in spite of the fact they’re reduced to two wheels and … Continue reading

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Mary Mary not at all contrary #cycling #hernehillvelodrome

I saw this today, a quote from John Waters the wacky film director “The only insult I’ve ever received in my adult life was when someone asked me, “Do you have a hobby?” A HOBBY?! DO I LOOK LIKE A … Continue reading

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Cycling for beginners

Don’t be mislead by the image above; I was useless at repairing my bike but since it was the only method of escape from the less than splendid isolation of a New Forest cottage in my teenaged years I tinkered … Continue reading

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Death is a much overrated experience #nearbutnocigar

Is it only a cat that has nine lives? I drifted off today, while walking Dog and nearly stepped out in front of the traffic. Not that close but enough to wake me up with a jolt. It made me … Continue reading

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