Monthly Archives: June 2012

My Nightmare Commute

My posts may have been a bit on the negative side lately, inducing a colleague to call me a grumpy old git. So today I determined to be resolutely positive on my ride home, and who could fail to enjoy … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the Pope

Mister Ratzinger While cycling today through Alsager (a small town in the rebellious archdiocese of England), I came across this church which I believe is one of yours: Now it is pretty obvious at a glance that the good Catholics … Continue reading

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Playing Bike Roulette #1

Bike Roulette is a brand new game, invented today by me.  The rules are simple.  You set off on a bike ride. When you meet another cyclist, you turn round and go home. Having played exactly once I am already … Continue reading

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Five Buildings on my Way Home

It’s a hard life, doing a bike blog. Always out on my bike, riding the lanes and looking for something interesting. Ambling along on a bike when I could be sitting in my car in a traffic jam! Leaving work … Continue reading

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New Girls on the Block

The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by… If you are old enough to remember that song you can listen to it again here.   If, on the other hand, you are … Continue reading

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Break, Break, Brake

Break, break, break, On thy cold gray stones, O Sea! And I would that my tongue could utter The thoughts that arise in me. O, well for the fisherman’s boy, That he shouts with his sister at play! O, well … Continue reading

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Failed Canal Ride

I pride myself on being a competent navigator, so it was a little disconcerting today to set off on a canal ride and then fail to gain the towpath. Setting off down the Old Knutsford Road I came across this … Continue reading

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