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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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The Shindig

There’s an old saying in the Barter household that goes something along the lines of “Dave you bleeding idiot what on earth do you think you are doing?”. It’s been wielded on many an occasion by blood relatives and friends

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The Wessex Ridgeway

The Bearbones 200 is looming on my event horizon in less than two months. The simplest way to describe the event is “hard”. Set off from a Welsh location with your bike, ride 200 kilometres of serious hills and try

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A Taster.

In 2012 and 2013 I published two books having chucked in my job and deciding that I needed to do something a little more worth while instead. During that period I kept a blog covering the ups and downs of

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The Greatest LEJOG Route Ever

Since writing Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder I have had numerous requests for the route I rode during my second Lands End to John O’Groats ride. Helen and I are still working on an eBook to fully describe the adventure and

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Things I Will Never Be

First in a proper bike race Immaculate and graceful Stoked, about anything Organised and equipped 100% sure of current location Focused upon a single objective An “A” road rider A one bike man Maintenance free Silent An enemy to other

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My fight against davizms

A few weeks ago I took a bit of a twitter bashing. I hasten to add that this has nothing to do with Alfred Hitchcock and everything to do with social networking. My twitter inbox was momentarily lit with a

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The Rules

There are many defining features that separate us from other species. We are clearly distinguishable from fish by our lack of fins and ability to walk down stairs rather than flop aimlessly at the top of them (although I’ve seen

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