Heart rate monitor

Recently I went on a Baltic cruise for a fortnight with my family. The ship boasted a fully-equipped gym so I decided to have a go. I cycle almost daily, for commuting and for exercise so I have no concerns about my general fitness. But I thought I may as well have a go at […]

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Darwin Award

This evening, on my way home from work, I was knocked off my bike by a careless pedestrian. Again. A family of 5 or 6 people walked out into the road without looking. I hit the brakes immediately and shouted to get their attention – cycling around Bristol this is practically an everyday occurrence for […]

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It’s not about the bike

This week I’ve been reading Lance Armstrong‘s autobiography – It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. Yes, I know it was published in 2000. You’d think that a cycling fan such as myself would have read it by now, but I never got round to it. However, I can strongly recommend the […]

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Silent killer

They say carbon monoxide is the silent killer. I disagree. I say Bristol’s hardened urban cyclists are the silent killers. I am one of these cyclists, and I’ve had a couple of spills over the last few years. But last week I was walking through the University part of the city and I noticed several […]

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