Monthly Archives: December 2015

Adjusting to Midnight

There are 3 positions on my bicycle. There is my impersonation of the sprinter in the final 200 metres, hunched over the handle bars, aerodynamic. There is me more upright, hands on the ‘hoods’ – that’s the drop handlebars by … Continue reading

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The Insistence of Light

I see them regularly, snaking through the traffic, passing lorries on the driver’s blind side,¬†gliding through the lights as they change to red: cyclists with no lights in the dim light of the early afternoon, of the pitch black 5pm. … Continue reading

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Between the Pedal and the Ground

It is very rare that I fall off my bicycle. But when I do it is invariably¬†full of meaning. Veterans of this blog will be familiar with the tumble I took in the autumn of 2010. If not, you can … Continue reading

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