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Out The Back Door

back-door

Some days you wake up knowing that week ahead is going to hurt. You can’t control when it will be one of those weeks – and neither can anyone else.

Stage Revolution 

stage-revolution

Bicycles and revolutions are inextricably linked – but there are some that can only be imagined.

Fixed For Christmas

a-z-london

 The ups and downs of a cycle courier

Ride to Haiku

hampshire

Try a Haiku they said…focus the mind and the words. Result? A little ramble through the countryside on a bike.

Hot Ride

hot-ride

Ever had a bicycle stolen? Don’t think it’s all bad – some of them do OK.

The Chain Gang

chaingang

A special letter for cyclists.

The War to End All Rides

terrot

Once a year, a day comes along that puts everything else into significance. Hopefully this story will help to remind us of the sacrifices that some people made for all of us.

Ball of Fire

ball-of-fire

Anyone that has ever ridden a bike (especially in London!) will know this person. But perhaps not as well as they thought.

Village Bike

wayfarer

There are some bad people around and sometimes, even a bicycle won’t like them.

Spin Cycle

spin-class

Ever thought about life in a spin class?

El Aurens

marie-marvingt

Did you know that Laurence of Arabia rode his own Tour de France?

Missoula Mission

missoula

1897 – Nineteen hundred miles in 41 days.

Superseded

window

Your old bike may be better than you think – at least it knows you.

Double Dutch

queen

A little part of WW2 may have come to East Anglia and stayed a little longer than they thought it would.

Tube Love

531

Some numbers mean things to people. From the time when bikes were built with love.

Solitary

unicycle

The singular tale of unicycle.

Faithfully Yours

faithful-track

The unwavering belief of the mongrel that became a superstar.

Time Traveller

a31

Cycling Time trials are a little piece of England that is rarely seen – you have to be up early.

Lily of the Valley

reg harris

The tale of Tramp with who lost his love.

Of Many Links Without a Break

phoebus

Could Vaughan Williams have met with Edward Elgar on a bike ride?

Blowing the lid off

bike in forest

The secret of bike all alone in a wood.

Cycle Schemer

london

A late night ride on a Boris Bike on Saturday evening reminded me of this tale…not my usual cycle shorts fare!

Marching in Tandem

tandem

Woodrow Wilson wasn’t always alone with his thoughts at the Treaty of Versailles.