Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Short Miles

Last time out I wrote about how little cycling I actually do. A few utilitarian miles from A to B. To the shops, or the station. The more miles I do, the better I am, right? Yes, that’s true; but it’s … Continue reading

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Melancholy Joy

Just in case you haven’t been paying attention during the 5 years that I have been writing about cycling and mental health, being on my bike lifts my mood. Actually, simply looking at other people cycling along does that. I find myself … Continue reading

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Penny Farthing

The single most challenging test for an individual cyclist is the event known as The Hour. You can read an earlier edition on this topic here: https://puncturerepairkit.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/the-hour-of-lead/ The challenge is to cycle round a track for exactly 60 minutes and see … Continue reading

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This Brilliance is not Mine

  Show me an out-in-the-sunshine cyclist who dares to ride in lycra who has not fantasised about winning mountain stages in the Grand Tours, or charging over the line first in the sprint finish on the Champs Elysee. Well, O.K. there must … Continue reading

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