View From the Carradice

Back to the Future

The Mistress’s 300km randonnee Take the AUK time travel capsule back to sometime in the 1990s.  You’ve landed in Majorca on a bicycle training camp.  It is the end of the evening and Rocco Richardson is loitering, chatting up one of the older lady cyclists.  Suddenly this voice booms across the room, ‘Rocco, bed!’    It … Continue reading

A bike isn’t just for brevets

The Art of running errands by bike, or errandonneuring Christmas has been and gone.  The lights in people’s houses that had kept you energised on the commute home by bike have been packed away.  The fun rides to bring back a Christmas tree by bike trailer have been done.  Endless cold, wet, frosty and perhaps … Continue reading

Chasing A Bright Red Patch With The World On It

2009 started pretty much like any other year. The usual winter e-mails were exchanged suggesting overseas rides in the sun. I said yes to John Barkman’s idea of Madrid Gijon Madrid (MGM1200); then good friend Nick Dale from Western Australia suggested riding London Edinburgh London (LEL1400) with the WA lads, another yes. Gold Rush 1200 … Continue reading


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