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30 Mile Thursdays

Since last October a group of bike riders have been riding about 30 miles on Thursday mornings. The idea for these gentle rides came from Tony Ambrose and they are mainly for people who are not cycling club members or … Continue reading

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Travelling by train with Brompton folders

About 10 years ago I bought a Brompton from a friend who had won it in a raffle and didn’t want it.  I love the Brompton, but up until this year I had used the two gear folder for visits … Continue reading

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New River Crossing at Batheaston

The Batheaston Bridge has now been open for some months.  Although it was delayed and cost more than expected, it is an excellent design and provides access to  National Cycle routes and an off road route into Bath for people … Continue reading

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Improvements to the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath

Bath and North East Somerset Council has successfully applied for funds to improve the canal towpath and to improve access to the canal from Grosvenor Bridge.  You would imagine that this would be met with universal approval especially as the … Continue reading

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Who still dopes?

We know that professional Bike riders are still caught doping.  However, now many less than in the bad old days of the Armstrong era, but how many still do it and get away with it?  How far can team management … Continue reading

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Four years of real progress in cycling in Bath

Cycling over the past few years has really taken off in Britain and is now very popular with people of all ages, so what has happened in Bath in recent years, during the last administration. 1.  Attitude towards the Two … Continue reading

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Route to Combe Down on the Wellsway and maybe to the Odd Down Circuit

The cycle route to access the Odd Down Cycle Circuit directs people riding bikes up Bloomfield Road from the Two Tunnels Bloomfield open space access and exit point.  Bloomfield Road is hardly cycle friendly, although it does have a 20 … Continue reading

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Birthday Ride

On Monday 22nd September 2014, my partner Nic and I decided to ride from Bristol to Portishead and back, mostly on old railway tracks along the Avon Gorge. Early that morning I had received one of my front teeth as … Continue reading

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City Transport Strategy

Bath’s transport Strategy is now doing the rounds and will be going to Council on 13th November for approval.  I find the strategy rather disappointing.  I had high hopes for a more radical strategy when I managed to get funding … Continue reading

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Commentating on cycling

I have watched a fair amount of cycling on Television over the past month or so.  The coverage given to the Tour de France and the Commonwealth Games cycling events has been fantastic.  To cover the whole of the men’s … Continue reading

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