Autumn treats – All Saints’ Day ride

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One of the simple pleasures of living in a foreign country is unexpected public holidays. I have discovered that I have a deeply entrenched internal calendar because I half expect a holiday whenever the UK has a day off, but … Continue reading

A new “join-the-dots” cycling network – (almost) great local resource in Brabant Wallon

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A series of new signs has been catching my eye on the way home from work in recent weeks. Numbers in circles accompanied by arrows means that the long awaited spread of the Dutch-style node point cycle navigation system (Knooppunt) … Continue reading

Spirits rising – the familiar made special

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I am going to write about a short but wonderful bike ride, a ride that left me buoyed up by the beauty to be found in a familiar landscape. But make me a promise. Before you read this in full … Continue reading

Shaking off Christmas with a bike ride

If there is one sight I have become accustomed to over many years it is the image of one (or possibly both) of my brothers disappearing into the distance on one of our post Christmas bike rides.

This year it was Trevor’s turn to wait for big brother, but at least the stunning low sunshine set up a beautiful silhouette on a minor road near Ways.  It was good to be out for the first time in a few days.

Photo by Kevin Mayne