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Never in a month of Sundays… !

In January the idea of it was simply crazy and i though it was just “not an option”! The proposition of Cycling to work once a week? Seriously never in a month of Sundays! Seriously not an option: (i) I’d get wet and cold and be a gibbering wreck when I got to work. (ii) […]

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Airless tyres – an update…

So an update on the post in January: ‘Airless Tyres‘ Back in Feb 2011 I said ‘Never in a month of Sundays…’ but now on 2020, it’s my 10th year ‘commuting by bike’, or rather simply riding a bike to and from work daily. You can read about it here: Think again? – Feb 2011 – ‘Never […]

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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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Save £585 a year?

Ahead of #cycletoworkday this year, I thought I’d just look at some figures, as I’ve biked ~3700miles commuting over the last year. Below is an update to my 2011 ‘Commute’ costs post. Current 2017 fuel costs: Driving ~9.6 miles @ 7.5mpl, £1.18p/litre, costs £1.51 each way, that’s £15.10/week. You can read about a previous bus, car, bike experience […]

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12,000 miles

April 2015, it’s now been 4 years since I started riding my bike to work. Give or take a few days, I’ve ridden the bike through rain, hail, snow, storm, wind, and blazing sun. I stopped religiously recording the miles a few years back, but I tally more than 3000 miles a year just with […]

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Inspired by “Free Wheeling” – Think again, and cycle again.

Inspired by “Free Wheeling” and the “thoughts of a welsh brummie” Another, celebration of cycling: Like many, I started cycling up and down along the kerb as a youngster in the early ‘70s. A Mini Moulton, a Grifter, a Chopper and then a Raleigh Sun Solo if my memory is correct. In my early teens I […]

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Belts, not chains, a year on.

It’s been another year, and about ~3280 miles. Last September I switched from my old Specialized bike to a delightful Gazelle Ultimate S8. I’d consulted the guys at Future Cycles Leicester about a bike: with a quality belt drive, so in needn’t deal with chain wear and maintenance. with quality hub gears for the same reason as above. […]