Gently Does it

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The villa is set on the outskirts of a small town, Dolores, surrounded by fields; we are in the heartland of orange groves and lemon orchards. It’s clean, quiet and tastefully decorated with a view to calmness and tranquility.  The only sounds to break the silent are of cicadas and the screeches of diving swallows. […]

Sunshine and Pleasure – a very good ride

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Last weekend we were blessed with wonderful sunshine and light winds as we made out way around the north east of Cumbria, passing through quiet villages and post card towns such as Silloth.   In total 80 miles, the first 60 flat, with the final 20 miles giving us a nice 3,000 feet of gentle […]

The Joys of Mud

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Are you kidding me ?  Why would anyone in their right mind deliberately take their pride and joy into a field or down a muddy trail, never mind the problems with punctures, getting stuck in mud, the hours needed afterward to fettle your beloved back to its shiny self ? After all it only takes […]

Never Say Never

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Following up on the recent research cited by the BBC, Time Magazine and other press articles that confirm that cyclists over 55 can have immune systems of 20 year olds.  So if you’ve never thought of cycling as a means to keep fit, or stay young, we need to consider is it ever too late […]

Storms and Statistics

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Today is the first day of Spring…but someone needs to tell the weather gods that as Storm Emma approaches from the South to devour what is left of our resolve having already faced the Beast of the East. As a cyclist with ambitions to ride almost come what may, I have succumbed to the misery […]