Category Archives: cycling

Race report: Tooting Inverse Duathlon

The Tooting Inverse Duathlon is a strange creature.  It starts with a five mile ride that takes you along Merton High Street to the joy that is Cycle Superhighway 7.  You follow CS7 up to Tooting Bec Station before peeling right … Continue reading

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Have you seen my?

Have you seen my bike key?  It has to be around here somewhere!  I definitely had it this morning when I locked up my bike and I thought I’d put it in my bag, but I’ve emptied my bag and … Continue reading

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The tyranny of choice

My toes hate me.  They turn into icicles within minutes of setting off and take about thirty minutes to thaw once I’ve arrived.  I suspect overshoes are the answer but every time I try to buy some, the different choices … Continue reading

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Red light district

10 sets of red traffic lights in two miles. Ten. In two miles. Commuting is such a joy.

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I am a genius

Mr Sloth was out this evening, so I was cycling home to an empty house.  Cycling home to an empty house after leaving work late because some kind soul had put a 5.30pm meeting into my calendar.  Cycling home to … Continue reading

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A mission of mercy and a hate-fuelled polemic

“30 mins very easy run on trail or cycle.” It started innocently enough.  I decided to give my calf another day’s rest from running and take advantage of the “or cycle” option.  And then I remembered how uncomfortable my concrete-filled … Continue reading

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I don’t pay road tax but I use the roads.

How cheeky am I? Every time I leave the house, I use some of Britain’s roads.  Sometimes I use them as a pedestrian, sometimes as a cyclist, sometimes as a bus passenger and sometimes as a car driver, and yet … Continue reading

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Runners, runners, everywhere.

I’m still not running.  My foot is improving, but although many things are back in the painless pot, brisk walking and running are not. On the plus side, that does leave me plenty of time for volunteering, or socialising as … Continue reading

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Exploring the possibilities

My training plan for Sunday reads: Long bike ride. Explore, no limit on how far you want to go. Explore.  Investigate.  Scout.  Map.  Discover.  Reconnoitre.  A word with possibilities.  A word which conjured up visions of intrepid adventurers making their … Continue reading

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