Archive for May, 2009

My bike’s in tip-top condition

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Now that my ride is fast approaching I took my bike into my local cycle shop for a full service. Quite a few bits were replaced, as I was expecting, including a new chainset. It’s now running much smoother and I took it out for a while today. I’d only intended to go out for a short ride (to go and map some new cycle parking I’d spotted in Canterbury), but with the weather being so good this soon turned into a quick spin over to Whitstable and back via the Crab & Winkle Way. Upon getting back to Canterbury I bumped into several Spokes members leading a group of French schoolchildren on a bike ride. I decided to join them and help out, so then cycled over to Whitstable and back for a second time. It was great fun and I got to practice the little French that I can still remember from school.

A lengthy cycle trip for charity

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

This summer I’m cycling almost 3000 miles around the UK in aid of the British Heart Foundation. I’ll visit three corners of the UK during my trip (Dover, Land’s End, and John O’Groats), hence the name for the blog.

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