RideLondon 100 (86!) – training, the remains of a hurricane and a shortcut

London. City of 8 million, all of who seem to be on the same Tube carriage as you or walking in the opposite direction on Oxford Street. Crowded. Choked. Clogged. Roads heaving with impatient drivers eager to shave seconds off their journey. London. City of the cycling revolution, the blood of the revolt ignored, each […]

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The Rules… Rewritten

Life is a series of rules. From the Ten Commandments to the Highway Code, we humans crave and need rules to avoid anarchy. Or maybe we simply want to avoid the embarrassment of breaking unspoken social guidelines. (Here’s a test for you the next time you enter a semi-crowded elevator. Get in and stare at […]

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I will not harden the f*ck up (HTFU)

Apologies firstly to the disciples of Velominati, those of you who follow The Rules and find them motivating rather than belittling or tongue in cheek. Fortunately I believe The Rules were intended to be the latter, you know, ha-de-ha, wink-wink, nudge-nudge. Unfortunately, just as with the bible, these cycling commandments seem to have become something […]

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