Never Trust A Weather Forecast..

It was time for another bike ride today and after studying the weather forecast I opted for an afternoon ride.  Some showers were forecast for the morning but some sunny intervals were promised for the afternoon.  Decision made, although I generally prefer to do my riding in the morning as it seems kind of right…

Ups And Downs In Beds….

Or..  A Bumpy Ride In Bedfordshire.. Some would say thats a contradiction in terms, but on the side of Bedfordshire nearest to me, which is only about 2 miles away, it isn’t at all.  The other side of the county around Sandy and Biggleswade and on to Cambridgeshire it is very flat and open with…

Absence Of Miles…

I have had exactly a week with no bike riding as of today.  I was going on the Team MK ride today but I did something to my ankle yesterday and it gave me a lot of pain in the night and I didn’t want to aggravate it more by cycling with it.  It still…

Bluebells At Ashridge…

Yesterday we took our annual pilgrimage to the bluebell woods at Ashridge National Trust estate in Hertfordshire. Rebels that we are don’t go to the official bluebell wood display near the cafe and visitor centre, like a lot of others we go to another wood on the edge of the estate that has a much…

Exciting Sunday At Watford

Or..  Sunday Afternoon At The Vicarage… Some of you may or not know that when it comes to football the team I support is Watford FC.  they were the nearest team to where I was raised in Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire.  Once upon a time I would go to every home game at least and even…

A Week On Wheels…

Mon 6th May Around Milton Keynes I set off on a 50 mile ride around the perimeter of Milton Keynes on a route I have done before.  It is a very rural and hilly route.  It was a pleasant ride at a steady pace.  As Monday was a national holiday in celebration of ‘May Day’…