Category Archives: cycling

Cycling to Amsterdam

London to Amsterdam – three days by bike and one day to return by minibus;  an amazing experience.  Fifteen riders – veterans of the Dragon Ride, London to Amsterdam in 24 hours and even Lands End to John O’Groats in five … Continue reading

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Where is Gillian?

Today’s text was received from Philip, Gillian’s husband, who is driving one of the support vans while Gillian cycles on her Silverwood Challenge. It details her first (very long) day on Friday. Heavy rain forecast Sleep surprisingly well Leave at … Continue reading

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Did the Romans ride bikes?

In Sussex they may well have done so judging by the statues on the Centurion Way.  This cycle route runs from West Dean to near the Roman Palace of Fishbourne on the outskirts of Chichester and provides a welcome alternative to … Continue reading

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His and Hers Collections

There are two National Collections of Hemerocallis on the Isle of Wight; ‘large flowered – post 1960 awards’, held by Andy Wyers and ‘miniature and small flowered’, held by his wife Jan.  With such a large genus, defining a scope such … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ryde

A couple of years ago Mercy and I plotted a route around all the National Collections on the Isle of Wight and a plan to cycle around them.  We ran out of summer that year and didn’t have a summer last … Continue reading

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Silverwood Challenge

I have always had a bike.  I used it to get to University from my student flat; as a new mother living in the Netherlands I adopted their ways and cycled everywhere with babe on handlebars; even moving to hilly … Continue reading

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