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Waddington Road Ride (Metric Century A Month, 2012, Month #1)

I have set myself the challenge of doing at least one metric century bike ride (100 kms or 62 miles) every month of this year. The winter months are obviously the hardest ones. I think, barring accident or illness, that March to October should be okay, but January, February, November and December could be tricky. […]

Season of Mists 2011

I previously posted this report on CycleChat but decided that I really should have posted it here so I’ve cut and pasted it, and linked to it from the CycleChat ride thread. (Sorry, no photos on this report. The light was poor and there was rain on the lens of my camera. Refer to the […]

‘Dip Into The Dales’

I missed the Spring Into The Dales (SITD) audax ride this year due to illness and was mightily peeved at the time. I thought it would now be good to organise a CycleChat forum ride along similar lines so I plotted a route which took in some elements of the old and new SITD routes […]

Steve H’s Thule Bike Rack

On a recent forum ride, I was so impressed with Steve H’s Thule bike rack that I decided to write a review of it with his help. If you are looking for a better way of carrying bikes on your car, please read bike racks for cars.

“You’re Nicked!” – Another Hilly Waddington Ride

I did another CycleChat forum ride to Waddington today with Alun, Gordon (‘OldnSlow’), Steve (‘Steve H’), Dave (‘potsy’) and Colly. We had a good day for it – a bit windy, but nice and sunny and comfortable temperatures.

A Little Ride To Test My Lungs

I’m slowly getting my strength back from the mystery bug a.k.a. the snotless cold! I’m so used to having a runny nose when I have a cold that it feels really odd not to have one when many of the other cold symptoms are there. I waited until my pulse rate and my temperature settled […]

Spring Into The Dales 2011 – Bad Lungs Stopped Play!

I’m not a happy bunny! We are having one of the sunniest, driest and warmest Aprils on record and I’d been looking forward to doing another fantastic Spring Into The Dales audax ride today with my forum pals from CycleChat. Unfortunately, I came down with a chest infection during the week and am now a […]

Hebden Bridge Cycling Loops

I’d arranged a different kind of CycleChat forum ride for today. Normally we do one loop with a cafe stop somewhere in the second half. That’s great for people who want to do the full distance, but it obviously puts off people who would rather do a shorter ride. Today’s ride was going to be […]