Monthly Archives: January 2015

Stretching

I may not have have been doing much in the way of cycling these past few months but one thing I have been getting back to is stretching, an important facet of just about any sporting endeavour. I have been doing about half an hour a day, four or five days a week and am…

Escapism

The past few weeks I have been getting up almost monastically early – 3:30am – and instead of setting out the door into the cold and dark and on my bicycle I have been opening my laptop, brewing up a pot of my favourite Ethiopian coffee and disappearing into the French Riviera of the 1920s…

Lazarus

Country churchayard, Hollington, Sussex

I managed to find my way back to my blog this afternoon for the first time in about three weeks, something probably few other people are troubling themselves to do after such a lengthy period of neglect. There have been several reasons for this chief among them being the fact that I have scarcely touched…

Je Suis Charlie

Like every other decent person in the world I was appalled to learn of the terrorist attack today on the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo which left twelve people dead.   Although I had not intended to write a post today, and although this blog is ostensibly about cycling, not politics or…

Happy New Year?

St Leonards seafront at dawn

I figured to get off the mark this New Year’s Day with at least one of my resolutions intact – that of posting on a much more regular basis than was the case in 2014. I didn’t start of the New Year with a ride along the seafront as I had originally intended, mainly because…