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Lands End to Cape Wrath 2017

For some obscure reason I decided that it was time for another end to end. Having already done LeJog and Dover to Cape Wrath, I decided to do the third option. Even more amazing was the fact that I persuaded 6 other elderly gentlemen to accompany me! We left Lands End on Sat 19th of […]

Diss Cyclathon June 19th

Today saw the first Diss Cyclathon. A sportive starting in Diss, Norfolk and visiting 9 local towns including Long Stratton at the 50 mile mark. Tudor Bakehouse did the food stop and Neil did bicycle repairs.  We were busy, and had hundreds of hungry cyclists to accommodate.  Thanks to Heather, Dawn, Lauren and Joseph for […]

Peak District warm up May 2016

This was a weekend away from Norfolk to get some hill climbing practice in, to get ready for the Dragon Tour in a few weeks time, We stayed at Youlgreave Youth hostel. We managed 60 miles on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was wet and windy, and for us flat landers it was tough . […]

The Fred Whitton Challenge 2016

For those of you out there who don’t know the Fred, it’s supposed to be one of the toughest sportives in the UK.  Its 115 miles with about 4000m of climbs in the Lake District, you cycle(or walk!) over all the major passes during the ride, and the weather can play a major role too. […]

Norwich Swarm, May 2nd 2016

Decided to do the swarm this year for the first time, as a warm up for some tough events to come.  I cycled there and back so totaled 130 miles! I’m in training for the Fred Whitton in the Lakes soon, so 130 flat miles should be easy? The event starts at Carrow road, and […]

Cycling Eurovelo 6, August 15

Cycling Eurovelo 6 along the Danube August 2015 We caught the European Bike express coach from Waltham Abbey and headed to Dover. There were 4 of us Neil, Paul, Terry and Richard, average age 56,( that’s only chronologically) and we fancied a bit of touring in Europe. Some delays on the ferry, but soon we […]

Electric Bike open day

We had a great day on Sunday.  Sue from Batribike came along with all the models of bikes and trikes, and helped me demonstrate and educate the public about electric bikes.  Around 40 people came throughout the day, and without exception everyone came back from a test ride with a smile on their faces!  Comments […]

Cycling New Zealand 2015

Me at Cape Reinga   Cycling New Zealand 2015.  I closed the shop for 2 months, while I cycled the end to end of New Zealand.  That is from Cape Reinga at the northerly point of the north island, to Bluff, the most southerly point on the south island.  Actually as I had time, when […]

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