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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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The Bearbones 200

It’s a shame that our species will continue to repress the other animals that surround us ensuring that they are never able to evolve to the position of making documentaries. As soon as we see a baboon pick up a

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London Bike Theft Weather Map

During the day I work extensively with map data and have spent this week loading huge amounts of crime and demographic data into our spatial database. This allows me to create some interesting maps and today I was looking at

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Please check my maths

A motorist travels 20 miles at 40 miles per hour average. This journey takes him a grand total of 30 minutes to complete. He arrives at home free from stress in time for Eastenders and a large plate of chicken

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