On The Fast Track…

…to London (in theory). Day in London; here is the plan. 10am: BETT Show at Olympia, 1pm: meet niece in Kensington High Street for lunch, 3pm: The Outdoors Show (incorporating The London Bike Show) at The Excel Centre in Docklands. The last bit – The Outdoors Show – […]

Reggie Gets A Surprise Facelift

And he is shining like a new penny. I only took him down to the repair shop to investigate a wobbly back wheel due to another spoke becoming loose… but when I collected him earlier today they had cleaned him, replaced the brake pads and cables, a worn […]

Eurovelo 8 Extra

I’ve been playing around with the following idea in my head for the last couple of days; don’t cycle from Athens to Cadiz, cycle from Morocco to Gibraltar / Cadiz, i.e. a full circumnavigation of the Mediterranean sea by bike. How cool would that be? Clearly it would […]

What A Strange Day @eurovelo8

Following my appearance on Radio 5 Live this morning and discussion with Shelagh Fogarty (@Foggyon5), author and ex-BBC correspondent Misha Gleny (@MishaGlenny) responded to a Tweet that I had written about the goings-on in Ambridge (The Archers that is) and it was “re-Tweeted” by Linda Grant (@lindasgrant) who is a Booker short-listed […]

Live On Radio 5

The debate this morning on the Radio 5 Live phone in is whether “motorists are the country’s cash cow”. I texted in saying that I cycle from Reading to Henley every day and that people are far too ready to trot out the adage that “I can’t live […]

2010 In Review

Please note: I didn’t write any of this… The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every […]

End Of Year Website Statistics

It is the mathematician in me that comes to the fore in this post. Some of you will find what follows mind-numbingly tedious; I find it fascinating… It seems appropriate at the end of the year to look back at the statistics that are thrown up by WordPress, so, […]