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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