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The Tour of Wessex, aka Their Trade is Treachery.

With apologies first to Chapman Pincher. It’s very easy to become ambivalent towards your home town or country, even if, like me, you live a long way from it nowadays. A three day bike ride around the area of my … Continue reading

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A bike fit?

Does my bike fit? Do I fit my bike? Ever since I’ve had my bike I’ve had slight comfort issues. Nothing drastic, nothing that would cause me to stop riding, but riding over 200 miles a week on a fairly … Continue reading

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My bum hurts.

If you’re a bit confused: butt if you speak North American English or fesses if you’re a French speaker. Maybe not want you want to be reading, especially if its early, but it really does. Since starting training for my … Continue reading

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Why don’t British bike riders smile?

This is, in fact, a rhetorical question, as I’ve just learned the answer. Over the past week, as the start of my build up training for the Tour of Wessex, I’ve done two rides of 30 miles (50kms), one in … Continue reading

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Weight, wait.

As some of you may have read, I’m now training for a cheeky bike ride, the Tour of Wessex, at the end of May this year. Two weeks ago I looked like this: For two weeks I have been out … Continue reading

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But …. I wasn’t even drunk!!

Was sat in my hotel room last night, as every night, bored, watching a bit of the African Cup of Nations without really taking much notice, ¬†when “You have mail.” Ah yes, an email from an old friend, something to … Continue reading

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