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TIME FLIES WITH THE WIND IN MY WHEELS. June 2022

Time flies. It’s exactly 30 years since my first book The Wind in my Wheels was published in 1992. Thirty years sounds like several thousand blue moons ago yet I remember all the cycling missions I wrote about in that book as if they were yesterday. That’s one of the many boons about going off […]

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POGO-STICKING IN DORSET April 2022

Much as I would like to cycle everywhere all of the time it’s proving more and more difficult to do with three children in tow who only either want to cycle some places some of the time or no places none of the time. This means I still cycle most places most of the time […]

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KING ALFRED’S WAY August 2021

Back in the summer school holidays I tackled King Alfred’s Way with two of my three offspring – Daisy (11) and Jack (who was 7 when he started the ride and 8 by the time we finished). King Alfred’s Way is a 220 mile (350km) route that is immersed in 10,000 years of history. The […]

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POST-LOCKDOWN CYCLING ESCAPES SPRING/SUMMER 2021

The reunited reunion. NEWS JUST IN:  This summer school holidays I will be heading off with bike, trailer, children, tent and trusty Swiss Army knife on King Alfred’s Way (a mostly off-road route that loops 220 miles around historic Wessex, the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Alfred the Great). We will be carrying all the food, water […]

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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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