Tag: commuting

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Can you crash your bike with dignity?

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I’m at an unfortunate point just now where I am cycling through the stages of emotion after having a bike fall.  I should point out, not the seriously dramatic and life-threatening type we see in The Tour, but just one of those winter skids that see the back wheel slide […]

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Cycle commuting – to shower or not to shower

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For a lot of potential cycle commuters the issue of “ponging a bit of sweat” is what puts them off giving it a try and I must say I’ve been very lucky. The last few jobs I’ve had provided decent facilities for their cycling workforce, including showers. So I’ve always got showered […]

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Winter cycling for the newly converted.

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Most folks seem to have come back to work today after the winter break and I’m wondering how many of the shiny bikes in the rack belong to new cyclists who made a new year’s resolution to get fit, get healthy or lose weight? It can’t be the most fun part […]

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Cycling culture – a tale of 2 cities

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I enjoyed a recent holiday down to the Cotswolds full of intentions of cycling as a way to see local towns and villages. Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to go cycling myself, but on a day trip out to Oxford I did experience a whole new cycling culture that […]

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How to fix a puncture

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I’ve been enjoying having my cycle buddy back over the last month. Kate now meets me most nights when I’m on my way home from work and we cycle home together. This does mean though that she’s now had her first puncture – BOO!  And from that I learned a […]