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Spring is on her throne

As many of you will be aware, last Saturday was my first long dayride of the year – a bit of a tradition in spring, and something I intend to do more of this year.
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No country for old men

Over recent years, my long distance cycling habit has been a little bit curtailed. I’ve been working many Saturdays, when I generally went on long dayrides, or had other commitments – this year, I intend to rectify that, and yesterday started as I mean to contiunue – with a 122 mile rile up into the Peak District.

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Up hill and down dale

Today, I got into the Derbyshire Dales and crossed into North Staffordshire – a straightforward trip along the High Peak Trail and down the full length of the Tissington Trail was just what was needed, and once at Ashbourne, I doubled back and headed back to Ilam via Mapleton and Blore.
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Up hill and down dale

There have been some requests recently for more of my cycling videos. I’m not quite sure why folks seem to like them so much, but there’s definitely an interest in the places I ride. So this year, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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The colour of spring

Those of you who are interested in my cycling activities will be aware that I’ve taken to twattering my long weekend rides. I first tried tweeting a journey at Christmas, when I undertook a century up to Parsley Hay via … Continue reading

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Darkness has reached its end

Now the clocks have moved forward, the winter is over. Spring is here, and the light evenings and long day rides of summer begin. I like cycling in the winter, but the cold and dark become wearing; the chance to … Continue reading

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