Category Archives: South Downs

Out Again – AHOR:02

Still feeling OK with no after effects after yesterdays ride I took the opportunity to pedal the bridleways of the South Downs again late this morning. Yesterdays ride was fairly short with an undulating vertical profile.  Today I wanted to get a longer … Continue reading

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Cycle safety or One year and one day after I almost killed myself (accidently)

Several things this week have made me think about cycle helmets and cycle safety. And I hope you don’t mind me sharing them with you. i) 4 times in the last week cars have cut me up while cycling to … Continue reading

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A bit further and a bit longer

The sky looked as thick as pea soup as I approached the South Downs late this morning – I carried on driving down to the coast, parking on the border of Hove. OK I thought I will have a low … Continue reading

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Today sun came out again so I headed for the South Downs.   This time I started at the Jack and Jill car park and explored the tracks between Ditchling Beacon and the Chattri. Many people had the same idea … Continue reading

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Contrasts – more slippery slidy off road cycling on the South Downs

:)) The sun came out on Saturday 😦 The sun didn’t come out on Sunday :)) But hey ho it didn’t matter that it was rather windy and grey  – it was great to be out two days on the … Continue reading

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Muddy cycling

It was 4 weeks ago I last got out on my off-road bike. Things and the horrid weather just seem to get in the way. So I was quite chuffed this morning when I saw the sun shining and the … Continue reading

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Slippin’ and Slidin’ – back on my MTB

I guess I was really lucky to get the first job I applied for after 6 months of “retirement”. And even luckier for it to be one of the most interesting and challenging jobs I have been involved in.  The … Continue reading

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Yeah – out on my bike again after what seems a million years

Last Tuesday I started working again after 6 months off – and consequently I have lost the luxury of riding when I want. But actually I think I enjoyed getting out yesterday all the more for it – although my … Continue reading

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What Am I Thinking?

I am the one standing – we are on the snow covered South Downs near Chanctonbury Ring – I guess I was dreaming of my MTB and one day living at the foot of the Downs.

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Fun in adversity

To be honest adversity seems a too stronger word to use as late yesterday afternoon was so beautiful. Out and about Wollstonbury Hill the sun shone, the views were fantastic, the light seeping through the leaves in the wood below … Continue reading

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