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My own Gitane fixie

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There’s a lot that’s already been written about the joys of fixed gear bikes and I’m not going to repeat it here. They do polarise opinion, but I’m definitely in the ‘yeah!’ camp where fixed gear bikes for the road are concerned. My own I think is pretty representative of the breed, but has an […]

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Cyclocross Racing – Vintage Style

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So why would an otherwise (mainly) sane man take up cyclocross racing when rapidly approaching his mid-40s?  And on a 30 year old bike to boot?  Well on a personal level I’ve always enjoyed competing and bicycles are a lot cheaper than the classic cars I used to race. Ah, classic cars, there’s a connection […]

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Cycle 4 Sepsis

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For several years I’ve been involved with the UK Sepsis Trust, a charity which works tirelessly to raise awareness of sepsis among the medical profession and the public in general.  Not sure what sepsis is? – that proves how much work there still is to be done….  For more info see http://sepsistrust.org Last week saw […]

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Cyclocross bikes – the great all-rounders

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I’ve done some cyclocross racing and it’s exhausting, cold, muddy fun. My bike is nothing special, just a second-hand aluminium frame from the mid 90s which I paid £75 for, Mavic Aksiums (fairly strong, not that fast, cheap wheels) and various bits and pieces to get a good range of gear ratios. It’s a bit […]

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w/e 10th April 2015

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Well this week was great. Lovely weather, lots of days in the office and I managed to do 5 trips by bike, at 28 miles each. I’m really getting used to the route now and know where all the worst ruts and bumps are, which helps get along quickly and safely. And with the longer […]

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The Objective

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As of April 2015 I’m on a mission to use the bike as much as possible for work related travel. This would be simple enough if I had a regular 5 mile ride to and from an office, but given that I’m a consultant who travels the length and breadth of the UK, this could […]