Cycling in a skirt

One life, some bicycles. A million possibilities, zero clue!


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Notes from a Small Island (Cycle Touring in Guernsey)

I’m watching from the quayside at Guernsey as the Ferry pulls away, homeward bound for Poole, horn blaring, passengers waving from the decks .

The only problem is I should have been on it! Continue reading


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How Do You Get A Community On A Bicycle? Part 2

Whereabouts are the brakes on this thing” is not a question you want to hear, especially when the rider is speeding across a small forecourt towards a line of parked cars.

Meanwhile, in my peripheral vision I can see our brand new cargo trike, 2 passengers in the front-box taking a corner flat out, heading on collision course with the first rider. Avoidance of this only likely if the trike first overbalances on the hairpin turn.

Not for the first time I wonder at how on earth I landed up being the responsible adult for this renegade group. Continue reading


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It’s all about the cake (and maybe a bit of cycling)

For some (ok me), one of the main pleasures of cycling is the free pass bestowed to consuming an obscene amount of cake with near impunity.

There are of course other attractions, increased fitness, muscle tone, stunning scenery, but mostly, it’s all about the cake. Continue reading