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  • A Right Royal Ride

    Glorious weather predicted and the prospect of quiet roads, because of big TV audiences for the Royal wedding. A good reason to be putting on my cycling shoes in Barnard Castle…

  • Hamsterley Barney Loop

    There is little better than being out early in the Durham Dales. Quiet roads, stunning landscapes, and the chance to rub shoulders with our wonderful wildlife. It’s my favourite time of…

  • Week 20

    Four very different rides this week Ride 1 – Go like Billy (R) ow Pleasant weather and I found myself on the bike without really thinking about it. I headed to…

  • High point of the ride

    Week 17

    Ride 1 – Riding in a winter wonderland Snow. Snow? It’s nearly May. Yes, but does it know that? The weather didn’t look much better for the weekend, so I needed…

  • Week thirteen

    Before you say it, I’m not superstitious. Even after this week! Ride 1 – Not such a blissful afternoon Using the long weekend to head down to my sister’s and perhaps…

  • Week twelve

    Longer days and longer rides. This week included my longest ride of the year so far and my biggest weekly total too. Ride one – Where ever the wind blows. Then…

  • Week nine

    The days are definitely getting longer, but still too cold to ride early mornings and not yet enough light to ride freely in the evenings. So I’m stuck to carving out…

  • Week five

    I spent the weekend and the first few days of this week suffering with stomach cramps. By Wednesday I was desperate to get out on the bike. Ride 1- The Bat…

  • Week two

    I reached the middle of the week having spent three days suffering from the snotty head cold that brought my ride on Sunday to a halt. Despite forecasts of poor weather,…

  • Cycling with Sis

    Getting back on your bike after a crash isn’t the easiest thing to do. I didn’t ride for three months after a crash on my mountain bike in 2012, then when…