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Bike Gadgets – Lights

Another Bike Gadgets post. A quick shout out to Serfas UK. I have used Serfas lights for 7 years now. I wrote in Nov 2011 abouth my Serfas ‘True 250’ . Alas, sadly the LBS is no longer there – It seems t’internet has taken over the world. In 2016 my True 250 it took a battering […]

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Just a person, on a bike…

This May it’s been 7 years, and roughly 25,000 miles, since I started using a bike to get to and from work daily. To the prospect of ‘cycling to work once a week?’, I recall adamantly thinking ‘never in a month of Sundays!‘ – it was seriously not an option. However, after a month or so […]

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People on bikes – again

After the local press asked about my ‘person on a bike‘ experiences last week, they put a piece in the paper. I put a blog post together for the record – see ‘Simply Riding a Bike‘ Now the local BBC TV have (again) asked me, and some local campaign groups, about our experiences of ‘riding a […]

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“simply riding a bike”

I’ve wittered about this before I know, but after this recent encounter below, when the local press asked me about my experience of ‘riding a bike’, I had to respond. Please look out for, and have a little due care and attention for, that person, simply riding their bike. I like many other mums, fathers, daughters, […]

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A bike’s for life, not just for Christmas…

And so with a Christmas break coming up – I had it in mind to put the bike in for a good rub-down and refurb. As the Starwars droid said “Thank the maker! This oil bath is going to feel so good…” C-3PO, A New Hope It’s well overdue, the bike sees 18 miles a […]

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Two wheels on my bike…

Since March 2011, I’d been lucky to make the most of a relatively easy bike commute (7 miles each way) into Leicester, but since I’ve been hung out to dry by my previous employers, the wheels could have been left grumping in the garage – it’s easy to leave them there, as I did for […]

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Still riding a bike… (Melton Road)

It’s been a while since I wittered about simply “riding my bike” but before it comes to an end here’s a bit about Leicester’s Melton Road Cycleway… You will know from here: On yer bike! that I’ve taken the decision to ride an even more insouciant route. I have now moved off the main roads even more and […]

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I didn’t want to dedicate a page to simply “riding a bike” but as time goes on I think separating my bike riding experiences may be worthwhile, so I have started a separate page here for wheel based observations. You can find old related stuff here: search  bike, cycle, commute           And here’s […]

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People on Bikes! Shock horror!

I recently had a few days in France and shock horror there were….  people riding bikes! Not a bike event or anything special, not ‘cyclists’ fuelled by Aldi Specials and Nutri-bars etc, just people going about their daily lives riding bikes! Shock horror! UK take note! A joy to see.

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On yer bike! Go on, you know it makes sense!

If you’ve followed my witterings about riding a bike to work, you’ll know it’s been 4 years now – through sun, rain, laughter and pain (well not so much pain as occasional f*$pp&*# exasperation).  It’s taken me 4 years but I have found, or rather eventually acknowledged yet another way… In March 2011 I started riding a […]