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Rumours of War

Every here and there our peaceful tour through Europe held reminders of the war.  Hardly surprising, because making our way up the North Sea Coast we were tracing the line of potential invasion sites. The most sinister of these was … Continue reading

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Dutch Delights

After more than a week in the Netherlands, I’ve been thoroughly spoiled by their famously good cycling infrastructure.  Barely a single close encounter with a lorry….  after much sorting and filtering of holiday snaps, here are some of the aspects … Continue reading

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Triumph and Disaster

Look closely at this group of happy tourers, and see if you can spot the one who had an almost catastrophic start to the tour, when they flew headlong from their bike and landed face first on the tarmac? It’s … Continue reading

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Assorted Bikes

Just back from my tour of France, Belgium, and The Netherlands, two weeks in which I saw more bikes than ever before.   Here are a few of them: OK This was still in Dover, with our touring bikes getting to … Continue reading

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Follow the Pink Line

You would think that taking bikes onto a ferry would be straightforward…. wouldn’t you?  At Dover they have even painted a helpful Pink Line for cyclists to follow.  OK, so the Pink Line does have some right-angled turns and some … Continue reading

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The Sea is Cqlm Tonight

Thqt spelling error qnd qll future ones qre the fqulot of this most peculiqr keyboqrd thqt I qm using in Q French cqmpsite.  Don’t qsk…. enough letters qre in the right plqce to get by…. The peculiarities of Olympics meant … Continue reading

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From Leek to the Peaks

Setting off from Leek made me think of Alan Paton’s famous opening to Cry the Beloved Country: There is a lovely road which runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass covered and rolling, and they are lovely … Continue reading

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