Tag Archives: Surrey

The Bridge

The prolonged heavy rainfall that resulted in severe flooding on the Somerset Levels during the winter of 2013-14 also wreaked havoc further afield here in East Surrey.  Part of the natural life cycle of a river is to flood and … Continue reading

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Bluebell Ride

Most of my local rides go west.  There are a number of reasons for this but mainly I try to ride out against the wind and, as far as possible, return with it on my back – as the wind … Continue reading

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Redhill to Brighton

Who doesn’t like a day at the seaside and there’s nowhere more iconic location for that than Brighton.  I first cycled there in 1996 as a sponsored participant in the British Heart Foundation’s annual London to Brighton charity ride and … Continue reading

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Redhill to Newhaven

I first undertook this ride in May 2009 on the first day on my way to Paris, since then I have ridden it often each year and refined the route a little.  The ride crosses the attractive Wealden countryside of … Continue reading

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Round-Up 2016

2016 marked the second year of Round The Bend, which is a personal record of my life on a bike.  In addition to the general commentary on cycling and various rides, this year I started two regular features in Round … Continue reading

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Up The Downs

The landscape and related scenery we see around us whilst cycling is primarily the result of geology and time, which amongst many features results in hills of various types.  The geology of the south east of England consists of a … Continue reading

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Round-Up 2015

When Round The Bend started earlier this year I knew that 2015 was not going to be good for cycling.  However, there was plenty of cycling to talk about and no shortage of past tours to document, resulting in all … Continue reading

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