M5 traffic incidents

The M5 motorway is notorious for accidents in the summer holidays, and 2019 seems to be the worst year than anyone can remember – it seems like there is a crash on the M5 every other day. I’ve done a little light research to put some numbers to the congestion.

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Bentley Mark VI

Some of our friends got married recently, and their wedding car was a Bentley Mark VI. I’m no classic car buff but this vehicle was beautifully built, maintained, and polished, and well-worthy of a¬†picture or two. Photographs taken on Frenchay Common, Bristol.

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A letter to Top Gear

The result of an idle thought. Dear Top Gear, I’m trying to imagine how a car would handle if mounted on bicycle wheels. I wager that some sturdy mountain bike wheels would take the weight of a light car, and that it could probably be driven forward. I bet the spokes would disintegrate as soon […]

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Impatient drivers

The other day I was knocked off my bike deliberately by an impatient driver. I was cycling along a stretch of road where there were no parked cars. I was probably doing around 20mph, which is a fairly typical speed for a city cyclist on a flat road. Ahead, there was a line of parked […]

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Three wheels on my wagon

My car was due its MOT and service today, so a couple of weeks ago I booked it into the a Ford dealership in north Bristol. Since then, there’s been a funny rattling sound from somewhere under the car. I guessed it might be the rear suspension or something like that. When I dropped the […]

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