Bike Week Blog
Luton to Paris cycle challenge
19th August 2013
Luton to Paris cycle challenge In September 2013 in support of Sue Ryder staff from a range of departments at London Luton Airport will take on the challenge to cycle 328 miles from the Control Tower at London Luton Airport to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The team's fundraising target is £30,000. Sue Ryder provide incredible care for people with life-...
Post Office Cycling
19th August 2013
Post Office Cycling I’ve always enjoyed cycling, but a couple of years ago I really embraced cycling to work. A few things came together at the same time and it set me off on a tangent which I still pursue. In 2011 my employer, Post Office Ltd, was supporting Barnardos as our charity partner. It occurred to me that it would be good to raise m...
Organising Huntly Bike Week
30th July 2013
Organising Huntly Bike Week Last year for the first time I decided that my local town of Huntly in Aberdeenshire was needing a Bike Week event to encourage locals out on their bikes but also to invite visitors to see what Huntly has to offer cyclists. Fast forward 12 months, the second Huntly Bike Week is about to take place. Organising a community event...
On Yer Bike
24th July 2013
There are various issues about cycling and driving that are addressed time and time again – from the difficulties in road relations, to which is more practical and convenient. However, there is a lot said about the current situation between the two 'parties' and there's still a long way to go before facilities, for both, improve. According to Express Solicitors,...
Monday 3rd June 2013 – Here comes the sun :-)
15th July 2013
Monday 3rd June 2013 – Here comes the sun :-) Great weather for cycling – I realised as I passed Birch Wood I could actually hear the birds singing. This tranquillity was only interrupted by the passing vehicles which seem to come along in waves, probably due to the traffic lights further down the A6 around Belper. There seems to be 3 sorts o...
Sunday 2nd June 2013 - a late spring clean
8th July 2013
Sunday 2nd June 2013 - a late spring clean The weather forecast suggests the weekend sun might continue tomorrow, which has prompted me to treat ‘The Wheels’ to a bit of a clean ready for the Monday morning commute. What started as a fair weather, once a week, ride to work has evolved over the years to be a more regular, year round affa...
Bikes and Me. Me and Bikes.
28th June 2013
Bikes and Me. Me and Bikes I’m not going to start this with “I love bikes” or “I have an obsession with bikes” – it just isn’t enough to cover how much of my life is filled with bicycles. Since I was 14 I’ve been riding them; they were an excuse to leave the quiet little estate in the back-end of rural Ayrs...
Dave's Cycling Tips
24th June 2013
Dave's Cycling Tips Top Tip – if you haven’t got clipless pedals, buy some. There’s nothing more irritating than your feet moving around on the pedals as they always seem to find the most uncomfortable position possible. Get a mountain bike fitting as the shoes are very versatile as they can be used for touring, commuting, training, winter ri...
St Luke's Primary School
20th June 2013
St Luke's Primary School at the Bike Week Launch On Wednesday 12th June, Bike Week was launched at the Dutch Embassy! We invited some children from St Luke’s Primary School to attend the launch and practice their interview skills for the morning! Here is a report from their school newsletter, covering the event.This...
Cycling Home from Dartmoor
17th June 2013
Cycling Home from Dartmoor I recently spent a few days in Dartmoor at the River Dart Country Park where my wife and youngest son go every year. We took our bikes down in the caravan with us so we could do some training for a LEJOG ride in August. As part of my training, I decided to cycle back home rather than sit it out for 3 hours in the car. I ...