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The Year – Updated?

On May the 15th 2017 Amanda Coker ended her cycling day with a year’s total of 86,573.2 miles. an incredible achievement for a young lady who has added an additional TEN THOUSAND miles to the total set by Kurt Searvogel

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The First Torino – Nice Rally

Fomo. Nope, I’d never heard of it either?  Another one of these new fangled modern words delivered at speed into our dictionaries by text speak. But “fomo” has been around for a while, or “the fear of missing out” as

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The Trans Cambrian Way ITT

I’m lying in a small stream with water rapidly finding its way through my thin layers of clothing and onto my naughty bits. My right foot is still clamped to my pedal with the leg it’s attached to pinned under

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Best cycling route ever?

Decathlon asked me to pick my favourite cycling route ever. Follow the link above to find out which one I chose.

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The Year

Nearly ten years ago an idle brag in a pub led me to an inescapable journey into the Cycling Year Record. Being told by a friend that my annual tally of some 9,000 cycling miles was nearly 8 times lower

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Highland Trail Race 2015

This is not a story of overcoming the odds and fighting through pain to show supreme levels of endurance. Nor is it a story of personal discovery, a life changed by a series of events that apply perspective to the

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The Time Traveller

It happens twice a week during winter. Usually on a day beginning with “T”. I’m in the office  slouched over a difficult problem, my mind curled around the void between computer code I’ve typed and the error messages subsequently displayed. There’s

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The Ford Fiesta

Somewhere out there is probably a scientific paper discussing the benefits for survivors of a major trauma and their returning to the scene of their ordeal. I say “probably” because I simply cannot be arsed to look, but I know

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Remembering the fallen

I went on a mountain bike ride today. January 4th 2015 to be precise, leaving home at 8.19am precisely. Given the date, the fact that I am a resident of England and currently winter, it will be no surprise when

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Welsh Winter Bivy

The nativity story is pretty straightforward, and we all know that it ends in a barn with a baby surrounded by strangers competing to foist inappropriate gifts upon it. It’s fortunate that the couple in question were born in warmer

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