Tag Archives: Surrey

Cycling Rocks

As a retired exploration and mining geologist, I have long been concerned by the adverse views frequently proffered towards the extraction of natural resources.  Most people I know who work in these sectors are passionate about the environment, in fact … Continue reading

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Old Dog New Tricks

It’s just seven weeks since the first run on my electric converted Trek 830 MTB bike and already I think I can safely say it has revolutionised my cycling, which due to ongoing knee problems had recently become so moribund … Continue reading

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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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