I think I’ve finally been won over by Reggie’s handlebars. The new ones have just passed a 16 km test; they are comfortable, in a better position (the old ones were too far away from me!), have much more room for hands on the horizontal bar and enable me […]
Well so far, my aim to make Good Friday “Bloody Marvelous Friday” is going to plan. I’ve picked up the bike from AW Cycles and they have, as promised, changed the handlebars for a set that are much wider and have far more space to place my hands […]
It’s been a few weeks since anyone new has been in contact with me who is in some way interested in the cycling to Italy project so I am delighted to have been emailed by a guy called Neil Shirley who is planning on cycling from Oxford to […]
Start the fitness regime (PPP) Join the gym Cycle to Bath along the Kennet & Avon Canal Finalise the detailed route from Reading to Brindisi Escape to London at least once Do enough school work to make being absent from home during the summer inconsequential Mark GCSE coursework […]
If I wrote this blog for a living, I’d be worried… What’s happened?
Nearly there. Just one more day until the second biggest reason to be a teacher starts; the Easter holidays. I know that sounds a bit cynical so apologies to those educational purists who want us all to be teachers because it is our “calling”, but we all have […]
The downside of British Summer Time. That said, it was a mild and swift ride to work. Why is it that when I cycle in damp conditions it is a far smoother ride? Perhaps the water “oils” the bike….
On the 18th March I blogged about it being four months exactly until the day that I set off on my little cycling adventure. Actually, although I was correct, the most important period of time in terms of preparation is going to be from the 1st April to […]
Just had a very interesting Skype conversation with Michael in Vancouver; a keen cyclist who is planning to cycle in Italy later in the summer. It’s so nice to have a face-to-face conversation with someone about cycling plans! Thanks Michael. We promised to catch up again soon. You […]
In around twice the amount of time that I am planning on cycling from the UK to Puglia, this guy – Alan Bate is his name – is planning to cycle “around the World”. In the words of his own press release: On the 31/03/10, British professional racing […]
I have to say that when I picked up the Ridgeback Panorama and rode it back home from AW Cycles in Caversham last Tuesday, I was a bit disappointed, even a little bit worried. It was very unsteady, I wasn’t used to the new riding position and the […]
Quick jaunt down the Thames. Very happy with performance. Already getting used to the different riding position. And now the sun is coming out!
There is a certain irony that my previous post – Banned at Last! – appears to be having some problems getting published on this site. It doesn’t appear unless you are logged in, which means that only I can see it! Very strange. Let’s hope the censors at […]
My cousin David has emailed in response to the email that I sent out myself informing friends and family that the blog had moved from Blogger to WordPress; 2 months since you sent me this and I wasn’t allowed to do the link at work – you’re censored! […]