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'middle aged' cyclist from North East aiming to do the LEJOG in August 2011

A new sportif for me (Sunderland Big Bike Ride)

After having competed in the Cyclone every year and taken part in the Great North Bike Ride I wasn’t intending n entering any sportives this year. Until a Facebook group I’m in called ‘Cycling Around the North East (UK)’ started … Continue reading

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2016 Adventure

In 2016 instead of a UK based challenge I decided to organise a trip abroad. The plan was to tour the mountain range of Mallorca whilst lugging our panniers with us, staying in a different location each night and still … Continue reading

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It’s all about the Cafe, Coffee and Cakes and the bike is just an excuse

I post many photos when I’m out cycling around the North East region, many of them are cake related and I often get asked, where is that cafe? So I thought I’d drop in a post just about the cafes … Continue reading

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With huge thanks to Cycle Centre, Byker, the Chopper is back in action

In late December 2014 I thought I’d treat the chopper to a replacement chain, which I ordered and fitted . Unfortunately I didn’t get chance to test it right away and ditched the old chain. When I did get around … Continue reading

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Last post I was considering wrapping the Chopper up for winter (2013)

A year crammed into one blog post Just over a year ago I last made my blog post and in it I was considering wrapping up the Chopper for the winter months. Well, that never happened due mainly to an ultra … Continue reading

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Putting the F’s back in Fun Factor (and a long overdue update)

As the (Chopper) season draws to a close I realise that following the C2C there are many adventures I haven’t documented and details I haven’t previously explained. One thing I didn’t explain was that I added ANOTHER external gear, giving … Continue reading

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The charity totals are in

Just to let all you kind people know I managed to raise £620 in total for motor neurones research which will hopefully help in the battle against this truly appalling condition. I met up with Mark Taylor, my cousin who … Continue reading

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