“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike on New Year’s Day”

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Many people must have said it, but due to his celebrity JFK is attributed with the cycling quote “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike”. After a few weeks off the bike due to illness the symbolism … Continue reading

2010-2019 – some ride!

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Lots of other people are doing it, so I have been tempted by the Christmas holidays to to try and find at least one photo per year from the last decade that made me smile, or brought back a memory. … Continue reading

What is the point of a cycle touring route if no one knows it is there?

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Is the cycling equivalent of the Buddhist philosophical conundrum “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” This is the question I have been asking myself for a while, a mental discussion triggered by the relatively recent discovery that I … Continue reading

Cycling infrastructure on an industrial scale – the Dutch never stop surprising me.

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I am on my way to a work event in the UK and then the World Road Cycling Championships in Yorkshire, which has given me the excuse for a short early Autumn cycle tour. A tour which started yesterday in … Continue reading

Witnessing an electric cycling revolution – live!

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On our way back from an Easter break in Germany we stopped to visit the blossom fields of Limburg, the beautiful spring show in the apple and pear orchards of Flanders. And there we saw not only a beautiful scene, … Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro cycling delivers one of the all time great rides

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This day will live long in the memory of great bike rides. A ride to an iconic destination, the summit of Corcovado, the mountain top that holds the Christo Redentor – the Christ the Redeemer statue that is perhaps the … Continue reading