Tag Archives: Cycling

In the time of the virus: day 97

Sunday again.  Plans for an afternoon garden get-together were abandoned, for several reasons but the main one was the very changeable weather.  Tea in the garden not such an appealing proposition when it’s intermittently pouring with horizontal rain then sunshiny … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday (July 20)

This has been a good week for me, after a run of many with a more mixed feel about them. I received my made-to-measure pressure leg garment, far more quickly than I was led to expect.  After only 4 days … Continue reading

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Going Dutch in Delft

I have a backlog of semi-drafted posts from earlier this year.  I’m planning to work my way through them.  This is the first – from April this year.  It took 35 years or so for us to get to the … Continue reading

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Five good things on Friday – on Friday!

I (finally!) got round to upgrading my blog to a paid-for package instead of the free one.  Which means I have more storage space, and can resume uploading photos.  As ever, the thing I’d built up in my mind as … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back in Bath…..

Earlier this week Bath hosted the end of Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain (cycling).  There was great celebration by our local council, and lots of publicity for the event. Many of us turned out on a lovely late summer … Continue reading

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New York parks – part 1: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Of all the places we went in New York, the parks stand out for me as the places that really wowed me the most.  This is the first in a series of posts about the various parks we visited.  What … Continue reading

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Another challenge

This time an old one – a reminder of the cycling challenge I did almost 11 years ago, to celebrate my 50th birthday that year. It feels like a lifetime ago, so much has happened in those years since, but … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: car-free Paris in the autumn (with added wheels): Part 2 – free from cars

Oh, how strange!  I thought I had posted this last week, but somehow didn’t.  Was of course meant to be between part 1 and part 3!  Better late than not at all….. This is the second of my Paris posts, … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: urban cycling the gentle way – building the Happy City

Here’s another version of my vision of how I’d like my home city to be. Ferrara, northern Italy.  Photos taken (by Malcolm) one afternoon in the summer, about 4 years ago.  The photos below are from a series he took within 5 … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: active travel revisited – changing the conversation

We were talking about this over supper the other night (a delicious meal all home grown and home cooked by our lovely neighbours).  We were mulling over why it is that a very aggressive and negative image of cycling seems … Continue reading

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