Category: Cycling


What’s with the Weather?

Despite feeling fairly ill this morning and the fact that once again early on a Sunday morning it was pouring with rain and blowing a gale, I decided to ‘Man Up’ and go for my planned bike ride anyway. My reasoning was that I was up and out of bed, but I was feeling ill. However,...

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A Day for Thermal Cycling Clothes

On with the Thermal Cycling Clothes Thermals were the order of the day for my early morning cycle ride this morning. After a few weeks of torrential rain whilst cycling early on a Sunday I was quite looking forward to the forecast of dry but very cold. So, on went my thermal long-sleeved top, thermal 3/4...

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Wet and Wild Riding

I don’t usually train with other people, often because it doesn’t fit into my schedule or because other people don’t like to train at the same time as me, but recently I’ve started to organise an early morning ride on Sunday before the 9am swim session in Machynlleth pool. This means that we set off a 6:30am...

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A Nice Ride Home

After our quick trip to Bristol and a lovely morning watching the mass ascent at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, I decided to cycle much of the way home. I drove from Bristol into Wales and on towards Crickhowell. Anna doesn’t really like driving on motorways so with the main roads done an onto typical welsh...

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Geocaching Records on the Kerry Ridgeway

The Kerry Ridgeway – I’d never really heard much about it before and had never been there, but whilst looking for a suitable series of geocaches to find it cropped up in our searches and so an adventure was planned. Once again, geocaching was about to take us to a spectacular part of the country...

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Making Life and Adventure – Straight into a Headwind

I had to go to Conwy on Monday to deliver some website development consultancy to a client. It’s about a two hour drive from here and of course a two hour drive back, but you know me, that sounded a little boring so I decided to turn the whole thing into a bit of an adventure. Rather...

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Bangor to Aberystwyth Bike Ride

A group of staff at Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities decided to coordinate a bike ride between the two campuses. The idea was to create a social approach to the Alliance between the two Universities and as a contribution to the Health and Wellbeing programmes at each University. I of course couldn’t resist joining them so booked a...

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A DIY Weekend at Home

It seems to be a rare occasion that we get a whole weekend at home these days, especially one with no real events to attend. But that is exactly what we’ve just had. This was partly due to the fact that Morgan was ill so couldn’t go to a special orchestra practise that he was supposed...

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A Father’s Day Feast

It was Father’s Day on Sunday and as usual I started my day with some training. First a nice bike ride with Owain and Bedwyr. We met at Machynlleth Leisure Centre and headed out in the grey, blustery conditions to Cemaes Road and then on past Bedwyr’s house to the Brigands Inn roundabout where we...

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Wales Fire Ride 2015

I took a days leave from work yesterday to join some of Wales Fire Crews on their epic 14 day Wales Fire Ride 2015. They are riding to every fire station in Wales which will see them covering over 1300 miles in two weeks, raising money for the Firefighters Charity and the Wales Air Ambulance. A...

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65th Birthday Party and a sunny day in Yate

Another Bank Holiday weekend over and done with, and another busy weekend for us. Immediately after Morgan had finished his race in the Aberystwyth Cycle Fest, we jumped in the car, dropped Morgans bike off at the University and then headed towards my parents house in Gloucestershire. We arrived in time for dinner and then had...

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