Northern General Hospital Sheffield – The Accident – Part 2

WARNING: DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF GRAPHIC IMAGES OF INJURIES WOULD UPSET YOU. Fri/Sat 17/18th October The ambulance crew member in the back with me was very chatty, which helped with what seemed like an eternity to get to the hospital. Straight into the trauma unit and attached to a monitor, not that I could […]

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A Ride in the Dark Peak – The Accident – Part 1

It’s been a while since my last post, partly because life recently has been in the habit of getting in the way, but in particular as from mid-October I’ve been, and still am, in the process of recovery from a cycle accident. Here’s the story so far… Friday, 17th October I always look forward to […]

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Pelican Cycles Ride – Chesterfield

If I can, work permitting, I like to get out on the bike on a Wednesday evening for the Pelican Cycles weekly ride. It’s aimed at riders capable of keeping a reasonable pace for 30/40 miles. Although new riders are always welcome and will be coaxed along. The group always waits for the slower riders […]

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Le Grand Depart

With only a day or two to spare, arrangements were made with my friend, David, to take our bikes to Yorkshire to watch Le Grand Depart. I had initially thought watching the opening stage of the Tour de France on the box would be the way to go, but David wanted to see the race […]

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Partying on Down in Stamford

Last weekend a group of friends celebrated David’s 50th birthday on Saturday, which had been planned for months. Sam, once again, had donned the mantle of party organiser, as rightly befits this party supremo: so what could possibly go wrong? Well, in truth, nothing where Sam was concerned, but almost everything at my end.

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Sandringham Country Park

The revised plan this weekend was to do an interiors photography commission Friday morning, then head off  from Lincoln to Norfolk with Clive for a couple of days walking on the North Norfolk coast.

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Everesting Beeley Moor

At the weekend, 1st June to be precise, Pete Johnson attempted to “Everest” Beeley Moor, aka Hell Bank in the Derbyshire Peak District.

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Out and About in the Peaks

This weekend was all set-up for walking and camping in the Peak District, with my friend Clive. But due to circumstances both Friday and Saturday had to be cancelled. Not sure if we’ll be walking tomorrow, though. Now, I’d put off another friend, David, who wanted to go cycling in the Peak District, but with […]

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Nostalgic Ride for David

Ever since David, a friend from Lincoln, came out with me in the hills of Derbyshire a few weeks ago, we’ve been wanting to do it again.

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New For Old – It’s a Cleatche

My cleats had been telling me for quite some time, they needed replacing. It had gradually been getting more and more difficult to clip the left shoe into the pedal.

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Cuckney 10 Mile Time Trial

When I returned to cycling in August of last year, after a 40+ year lay-off, I rode the Cuckney 10 mile time trial (TT) to get a baseline indication of my fitness levels. I suppose I shouldn’t have complained as I put in a time of 27:42 – definitely not fast by today’s standards, well […]

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