Leader Of The Pack

I try to get out on the bike most days and I especially like the company on CTC rides on two days a week but it came as a shock when an e-mail came through asking as there was nobody else in the world available could I lead a ride. I mentioned this to Mrs B…

The Final Countdown

A couple of days to the start of our Pacific adventure. Cycling has not been particularly fluent of late grabbing odd days between the conveyor belt of low pressure systems that have pounded our shores so it seems good timing to jump ship for some sailing and exploring on the other side of the globe.…

CTC ride to East Ilsley

Looking through the Fleet CTC rides programme and a Thursday ride to East Ilsley caught my eye. Digging out the Ordnance Survey maps suggested it would be in the region of a 90 mile ride by the time I got back home and a good test for stamina and endurance. For the previous couple of…

A Day Without Rain

After three days of rain and snow and given the promise of a dry day it seemed an opportunity to get out for a ride and shake off the cobwebs. A cold north easterly wind persuaded me to pick a route with enough shelter when heading the icy blast and at least the sun made…