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Winter cycling essentials for commuting

With the cold arriving in London, it looks like autumn has lasted all of a couple of days. London Cyclist Blog has got their winter motivating in motion, so I thought it my civic duty to do likewise. Mudguards Wet … Continue reading

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Back in training

At last, after weeks of illness and grumbling, I have started my winter training… with two laps of Richmond Park on a freezing Sunday afternoon. Not for me the pleasures of Southern European warmness and training camps. No, I am … Continue reading

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The off-season?

If you love riding a bike is there really such a thing as “the off-season”? It feels like there are less competitive periods of the year but, as I ride most days to commute, I don’t feel like I ever … Continue reading

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In praise of the silk scarf

So Rapha have added one to their range and quite sexy it is too but as ever it’s Rapha so it’s getting a knocking on the internet forums, part in jest, part in earnest. But a silk scarf or neckerchief … Continue reading

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The ride before Christmas

I couldn’t let myself reach Christmas without getting out into the Surrey Hills for the Sunday club ride so, on Christmas Eve, I dragged myself out of bed and down to Hampton Court Bridge to take a measure of my … Continue reading

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E’gads it’s a real peasouper

Winter has finally arrived rolling across London with thick morning fog the last couple of days. It’s even forced the thick Altura winter jacket out of the closet, although it’s gone back in now that I’ve remembered just how much … Continue reading

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Another week, another cold

Having spent most of the last two weeks feeling exhausted and not sleeping properly my body has finally kicked me in the arse and succumbed to the cold virus doing the rounds. Of course it waited until Friday evening to … Continue reading

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At last, the end of summer

I was beginning to worry that it would never happen, as I rolled down my arm wamers on the way home on Monday night, but finally the ridiculously mild weather has come to an end. No doubt my decision to … Continue reading

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