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SNOW, RAIN AND OLD SUN. 2021 SO FAR (with some yesteryear thrown in to dry us out).

Well, that’s Feb half term done and dusted. It rained and it rained and it rained and then it rained again and then there was a rare glimmer of sun so I put the sheets out and then it hailed. And then it rained. I think the highlight was going litter-picking in the roadside muddy […]

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THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY – Travels with a pram. Summer 2020

This summer I walked the South Downs Way with offspring in tow (Molly 13, Daisy 10, Jack 7). The South Downs Way (a Bronze Age trading route) is 100 miles long (we went west-to-east – Winchester to Eastbourne) with a total of around 13,000ft of ascent. There were downhills too but, when you’re pushing what […]

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OPERATION WALKING WAGON 2020

As I think it’s probably best not to venture too far from home this summer in the hope of giving that stealthy and villainous virus a wide berth, my wheels will be staying firmly put this side of any seas or oceans or watery channels. Instead, sometime in early August, I’m swapping my bike wheels […]

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LOCKDOWN CYCLING MAY 2020

Here’s a snippet of cycling during lockdown on an A road near where I live. Normally I steer clear of this road as it is usually like a race track with an almost constant stream of nose-to-tail cars, vans and trucks careering along. But here I am riding it in lockdown on my Circe Triplet […]

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MORE ACTION CYCLING IN THE NETHERLANDS 2019

This is my 9-year old daughter Daisy’s first attempt at filming as we’re cycling along on the Triplet (a three-on-a-bike sort of contraption). I’m at the helm, Daisy’s on Seat 2, 5-year-old Jack is on Seat 3. The filming  goes up and down and all around, but you should get the  gist.

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ACTIONS STATIONS CYCLING IN THE NETHERLANDS 2019

This time a year ago I was cycling in the Netherlands and it looked like this:

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AROUND THE ISLE OF WIGHT: BACK ON THE ROBERTS WITH THE BUILDER.

An unusual happening: I recently carted off Gary (the builder/husband) to the Isle of Wight by bike – our first child-free time together for nearly 13 years for heavens sakes. The last time Gary and I camped together sans offspring was cycling around New Zealand in 2004. The last time Gary went on a bike before […]

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Cycling and Pramming the High Weald Way. Horsham to Rye. Easter 2019

In Easter school holidays I embarked upon the High Weald Way which is more officially called the High Weald Way Landscape Trail. It’s a 100-odd mile long-distance path that stretches from Horsham to Rye linking the area’s ridge-top villages through the High Weald of West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent. I was with Jack (5) […]

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SALTDEAN TO WEST DEAN BY BIKE AND PRAM FEB HALF TERM 2019

February half term came around so quick this year that our week away mission was all very last minute. I opened up my Ordnance Survey map to look for the nearest bit of road/track that goes somewhere and is safe for children to ride their bikes without the roaring fast swish of cars charging past […]

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DOWN THE DOWNS LINK WAY. New year’s cycling and pram-pushing jaunt 2019

Post Boxing Day I felt it was high time to head off on a mini adventure with Daisy and Jack to try and give them a good burst of fresh air before school started again the following week (Molly, being on the brink of teenage-hood opted to see friends and go shopping and visit Nanny […]

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