Author Archives: Nick

Edinburgh to Birmingham

There are probably a lot of cyclists out there who occasionally, on good days, when the sun is shining, and the wind is from behind, think that perhaps it would be nice to be able to ride for a living. … Continue reading

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Jointed, say (10)

Self-referencing crosswords: when the answer to the clue is the clue of which the answer is the clue. Continue reading

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Measuring the Year

How do you get a measure of the success of a cycling year? It’s easy enough to just look at the graphics that Strava or Veloviewer produce and compare them to previous years. The headline stats of distance, elevation, or … Continue reading

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Hello, Goodbye

It’s time to say goodbye to an old faithful. My first road bike (well, not counting the old 10-speed Invader I got when I was 10). Purchased from eBay in 2012 when I was about to embark on training for … Continue reading

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Audax Redux: Another Failure

My last organised ride for the year was meant to be the Autumn Audax arranged by Beacon RCC. Called Beyond the Dyke, it starts in Belbroughton, and heads over to Wales before returning. Hilly, but not too much so, long … Continue reading

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Mille Cymru 4: Return to the Shire

  I should have written this last night, when it was still fresh, but then I was stale, and in no real state to do it justice. My only thought was that it was over. Firstly, the forecast storms never … Continue reading

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Mille Cymru 3: The Return of the Rider

After the intensity of day 1, and the sheer epicness of day 2, I thought day 3 might start getting easier. Wrong. Even though I had a good 7.5 hours sleep, I woke up exhausted. My legs were stiff for … Continue reading

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