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Preparations.

I haven’t blogged for two whole weeks. There hasn’t been anything sinister going on. I just accidentally left my laptop up in Barnstaple last time I was there. I have been amazed just how much more time I seem to have when I don’t have the choice ...

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Ready, steady……………..

It’s only six weeks now until I go to Scotland with Kermit. That isn’t a long time to get fit and sort out the things I need to do prior to leaving. I must say that this year, I feel more positive and healthier than I did last spring. This fluctua...

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Adventure time.

A slight pang of jealousy crossed my heart this morning. Watching somebody set out on something you have done yourself can have that effect. I put it down to knowing the route, the seemingly endless days of nothing to do but pedalling, the freedom...

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Snowmageddon!

There’s a crunch as you walk on the snow. Your feet break through the crust and the soft underbelly gives way with a small squeak. Treading new footprints in fresh snow isn’t something we get to do too often here in the south west but it’s a joy w...

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Look what arrived today.

This is just a short post. I couldn’t resist. When this book dropped on my mat I felt thrilled and humbled at the same time. The book is about inspirational cyclists and to be included amongst such amazing people moved me more than I can put...

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Where to begin?

What is it about cycling that makes it such a good tool to use for those of us whose minds play games with them on a regular basis? I can only give my opinion and experiences, so here goes. When I was first ill, I felt pinned in my house. Why? I w...

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It’s about time.

We live in a world where everything is moving faster and faster. Even in our leisure time we are encouraged to do more and more. In short, if you haven’t got a challenge, why on earth not? What do you mean, you want to take it easy? There are no e...

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Therapy.

None of us like change particularly and I’m no exception. This year has seen me wave goodbye, at least for the foreseeable future, to the therapist who has anchored me through an incredibly tough period of my life. Each Monday I would drive to Bud...

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Winter escapades.

Setting off that morning, my heart was a little low along with my energy. I had just battled my way up the now infamous Park Road, an ordinary hill at any other time of day other than first thing. My automatic response at reaching the top saw me t...

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Buttermilk skies.

Time passes so quickly that differentiating one week from the next becomes a blur. Since I last sat down to write, I have had two different trips to two different hospital departments. A more enjoyable trip was to Bristol attending an ‘invitation ...