Tag Archives: Audax

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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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 2: The Two Coasts

Today is the do-or-die day. Where I find out whether I would make the whole trip or not. It’s understandable, I suppose, that I’d wake up stressed a little early. 3:15, to be precise, with my heart thumping like it … Continue reading

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Mille Cymru 1: The Fellowship of the Ride

The day started at 6, packing up and heading out to Upton Magna for the start. I was quite surprised to find that there were only 8 of us doing this ride, out of only 12 to sign up. Given … Continue reading

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My Gear Cable is Smarter than Me

At the beginning of the year, long before the mad idea of cycling around Wales came to fruition, I signed up for a few local Audax rides. One of these has the very inviting name of The Kidderminster Killer. It’s … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Wales When You’re Dead

There is a well established practice of charity fundraising here in the UK. Not only is the country one of the few in the world that lives up to the foreign aid target of 0.7% of GDP (much to the … Continue reading

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