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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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Paramedic

It was the summer of 2001. I was riding the 60 mile route from London to Brighton, on the south coast, for the first time. I had started cycling, as an adult at least, the previous summer (a fund – raiser … Continue reading

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Archipelago

For me, one of the most poetic – and there are many – sights in any cycling stage race is of the peleton moving together along the flat, in the mountains, across major road intersections, seen in profile, or from the … Continue reading

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‘It’s not dark yet …..

…. but it’s getting there.’ In the early hours of last Sunday morning the U.K. turned it’s clocks back – for overseas readers I should explain what this means.  Last Saturday afternoon it was dusk at around 5pm, the following day it was … Continue reading

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Wonderland

Mental health recovery is full of activity. In fact, if someone like me acted on the advice that is freely available, I would barely have any time left to stand and stare. Last month I wrote a thinly disguised rant about World Happiness … Continue reading

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Sylvia and Me

All those sunny miles in the countryside just north of where I live has kept me away from these pages….. Since the last time I posted it’s just been one thing after another. First it was Passover, all the preparation, … Continue reading

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Livestrong

…is the name of the cancer charity that was set up by cancer survivor Lance Armstrong in 1997, a year after he was diagnosed, aged 25, with testicular cancer that rapidly spread to his lungs and brain. I am writing this … Continue reading

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