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I like to think I live in the Alps, at the summit of the Col du Galibier (2,645 metres). I don’t, but the gradient on the hill that leads to where I live, can feel like that at times. It begins with … 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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‘Hey! Mr Tambourine Man …

… come play a song for me, I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.’ But no, go into town and wow the crowds busking. You’ve got the drum kit, I’ll bring the tambourine. There’ll be record … Continue reading

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‘Put Me Back on My Bike’

‘Put me back on my bike,’ are certainly not the dying words of the British cyclist Tom Simpson as he lay on the Mount Ventoux on the afternoonof 13 July during the 13th stage of the 1967 Tour de France, but they … Continue reading

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