Monday, 26 November 2012

Diary of A New Cycle Commuter - Week 1

Last month I wrote about how I had ordered myself a bike on the Evans Cycles Bike2Work scheme with the intention of commuting to work. Well, it finally arrived and after a wobbly refresher round the park last Sunday, cycle commuting began on the Monday. I got a Specialized Sirrus hybrid, which after adjusting one of the brake pads that was rubbing on the wheel, I am loving.

More articles in this series can be found here.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

"Dogging" in Ludlow - Part 2

Part 1 here.

Our ride had become seriously disrupted by the acquisition of the stray dog. We turned back towards the village, me pushing the bikes, my wife cradling Fido like a baby. We poked around the village. It was as deserted as a zombie movie set at high noon. Fortuitously, my wife found a bit of rope draped over a fence and we now at least had a lead. First step on the slippery slope towards dog proprietorship.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

"Dogging" in Ludlow - Part 1

Taking a break for a few days in Ludlow, Shropshire, my wife and I decided to pull in a cycle ride in what is known as good cycling country. A quick scan of the internet revealed that bikes could be had at Pearce Cycles and so at the appointed hour we appeared, lycra clad, for fitting up.

Pearce Cycles is slightly outside Ludlow on the east (probably the “wrong”) side of the town. I am not sure if it is a cycle shop, cycle factory or simply an arsenal of bikes being stockpiled for the day the inevitable petrol wars break out, but anyway they did a good job of finding something suitable from the hundreds on site.