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Lundy from Pembrokeshire, Books

Lundy can be faintly seen above the horse box sort of thing – click on the image to see it more clearly. My new phone takes better photos than my old one – note that Lundy is about 12 miles … Continue reading

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An Autumnal Bike Ride to Land’s End

This is a brief account of a bike ride to Land’s End from Exeter – and then back to Taunton. I last did this area as a big bike ride back in the 1980s, so traffic was noticeably heavier – … Continue reading

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Big Circle Cycling

East Anglia has some big advantages for cycling – it can be quite speedy given that it’s undulating, it’s relatively dry (compared with, say, Wales) and there are an awful lot of quiet lanes with just the occasional tractor or … Continue reading

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Wednesday 24th August 2016 – From Londonderry to Malin Head, c. 50 miles

Breakfast at Derry City Independent Hostel is part of the deal so we adequately provided ourselves for the day’s cycling and set off to the Tower Museum. It gives a reasonably balanced account of the troubles – through people’s own … Continue reading

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Sun 21st August 2016, From Belfast to Armagh, c. 45 miles

From Belfast to Armagh. Left YHA at about 10am, after eating all the emptyings of the fridge back in Bfd. Veg sausages in heaps. Saw Botanic Garden – pleasant Palm House with a lovely pelargonium called Creamy Nutmeg, great scent. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 01-06-2016 : From Senonches to Chateaudun, c. 50 miles

Today our aim was to visit the Proust Museum in Illiers-Combray, arriving their for the afternoon session at 2.30pm. This, and the fact that it was raining when we woke, made leaving before 11am unnecessary, so I had two cups … Continue reading

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A Fair Distance to Fairfield – Saturday 17th May 2014 (49 miles, 47 miles on route)

We set off very late because we wanted to sort out just what our itinerary is for the remainder of our trip. Officially our route ends at the Golden Gate Bridge (4005.5 miles officially from St Augustine, 4125.5 miles from … Continue reading

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Down a Few Thousand Feet to Placerville – Thursday 15th May 2014 (50 miles but only 47 on route)

Today had a surprising amount of uphill – little climbs scattered throughout the day but especially when we did the last twenty miles to Placerville (pronounced, apparently, not like Place but like the Welsh Plas). The temperature increase during the … Continue reading

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A Tough Ride to Austin – Friday 9th May 2014 (72 miles, 70 on route)

Although in principle today was a good deal easier than yesterday, having only perhaps 3000′ of climbing all day, and being 10 miles shorter, in practice it was probably the toughest day’s cyclng of the trip so far – matched … Continue reading

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Across to Nevada (Baker) – Monday 5th May 2014 (86 miles, 84 on route)

Today we cycled across a very impressive landscape of mountain range and basin. We set off at 9.30am and climbed uphill to the first pass, Frisco, at 6460′. A few thousand people used to live at this summit, mining for … Continue reading

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