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Barmouth Bridge 150th Anniversary Fireworks

This week saw the 150th Anniversary of the Barmouth Bridge. The town council were hosting a weekend of activities and events to celebrate the anniversary with the highlight being a themed laser and firework extravaganza centred on the harbour and bridge. The Machynlleth firework display and lantern parade, which we’ve being going to for the...

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Time for a new wetsuit

I have loads of wetsuits – I’ve lost count of how many. There’s at least: 2x C-Skins winter suits 1x Rhino short sleeve summer suit 1x O’Neill shortie 1x Excel 3/2mm Spring/Autumn suit 1x Snugg 4/3mm Spring/Autumn suit 1x Blue Seventy Reaction swimming wetsuit 1x TYR Hurricane swimming wetsuit 1x wetsuit shorts and vest for...

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I Like Mondays

Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats have no idea what they are talking about. You can’t complain about a Monday like this. 8.5 miles Surf Ski. Set off from home, paddled through the chop into the estuary and over to Aberdyfi then did a tour around the estuary before heading home. Next up was a 26...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 5 – Carmarthen Showground

A cyclocross race on a Saturday this weekend so as not to clash with the car boot sale at the Carmarthen showground on Sunday. The weather hadn’t been great but it was looking OK for the race. We were however expecting mud. I’ve also noticed that the last blog post was about last weeks cyclocross...

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Tide to Tide 2017

For some reason I decided to do the Tide to Tide mountain bike race again this year. I don’t know why as I’ve barely ridden my mountain bike since last year and I certainly haven’t done any long rides. Why then would 6 hours on it through the forests, dunes and along the beach at Pembrey...

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Putting the Surf in Surf Ski

After some epic surf conditions on Sunday, things eased off on Monday. I had lots of work to do so started early and was busy all morning. I did manage a nice trail run up in the hills instead of having lunch and then had more work to do and a meeting to go to...

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Cyclocross and Surfing

Another busy day on Sunday for me – I could do with a rest now! After a drive to North Wales and back on Saturday for surf-skiing around the Little Orme, I was heading south on Sunday towards Herefordshire for round 3 of the Welsh Cyclocross League series at Foxley Estate. Cyclocross It was the...

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Surf Ski Paddle around the Little Orme

I know I can paddle my surf ski here on my doorstep whenever I like, but it’s nice to explore different areas too. So, when Martin posted the following to the North Wales Surf Ski Paddlers Group on Facebook I decided it would be nice to join them. Myself, Rik Pethig & Mike Rudd are out...

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Surf Ski from Borth to Aberystwyth

I’m loving my Surf Ski at the moment and I’m certainly getting some decent use out of it, including a lovely surf ski from Borth to Aberystwyth and back. I know I was a little uncertain what craft to get earlier in the year when I first started paddling but at the moment it looks...

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What a Weekend

Wow, what a weekend that was! I left work on Thursday afternoon with a fully loaded van. Three bikes, kit for a quadrathlon, surfboards and my surf ski as I had a busy weekend ahead of me. First thing was a drive to my parents house in Gloucestershire where I had dinner and spent the...

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