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The fat fighter of injustice

There’s a lot of injustice in this world. I could list hundreds of them and we’d all nod and agree that they are terrible. We’d debate what could be done to solve each and everyone. The answer would be probably

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Being Human

He takes in another lungful of processed air and lazily drags a laser beam across the flat surface upon which his elbows rest. Tiny muscular actions from his right forefinger are translated onto electronic pulses, retransmitted into radio waves, decoded

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Letters to my Mum

Just in case you didn’t know, cancer is not a single disease. It’s a class of diseases whereby body cells multiply in an out of control manner until they form thick tumours. These tumours start to interfere with the proper

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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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