View From the Carradice

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

Have Komoot, Will Tour

Retrospectively, if I had known what was to happen next, I would have ridden further and to hell with the coffee stops.  But hindsight is a wonderful thing.  Who knew COVID would rewrite my and many of my cycling friends’ worlds?  So, the late-winter almost-spring mini tour with Sarah Chaplin, a friend from Audax Oz, … Continue reading


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