Ness Point, Avebury and Lands End

Lowestoft to Land’s End – Epic English Adventure Cycle Ride

“It’s a bit technical” a cyclist who had appeared from the gorse on a trick Mountain Bike told us cautiously as he looked sceptically at our bikes: a gravel bike, a 29er MTB that had seen many years’ service, and a hybrid.  I assured him we didn’t mind walking and thanked him, relieved that we …

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Cyclists on a rural road

Cycling Up, Road Deaths Up – Respect Rural Road Users

Cyclist deaths soar on rural roads in England is a depressing headline this morning from the BBC. The good news is that cycling has increased massively during the pandemic. The bad news is that deaths on rural roads have increased by nearly 50% in each of 2020 and 2019. In response British Cycling and MFU …

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Parked bikes

Utility Cycling Tips to Save the Planet

Utility cycling – cycling for everyday getting about – isn’t often talked about in the cycle press, as you don’t need any special kit. The world’s leaders are currently discussing climate change at COP26. If you’re fed up with blah-blah-blah (whether it’s Greta or our dear leaders), why not take direct action on the streets …

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Basil Brown, the farm where is stayed and a piece of old farm machinery

Basil Brown Cycle Route – part 1

Inspired by the hero of The Dig, in the summer I decided to plan a Basil Brown cycle route in his honour. Brown, a self-taught local archaeologist, discovered the incredible Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, as featured in the film. He lived in Rickinghall, so this first leg links Woodbridge to Rickinghall. …

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