Living the Life of Baz Luhrmann’s Sunscreen…

Welcome to my second post for Grass Up the Middle! I’m not your traditional grass-up-the-middler: I only ride SWorks race bikes; every ride is training; and I only ride nicely paved roads—mud, cobbles, and off-road are all off limits! So why be an [honourary] member of Grass-Up-the-Middle? I luckily got to know Paul very well …

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Muddy Lane Connoisseur… (revisited)

It feels as if we are suffering from some particularly depressing Manchester weather this winter, so much so that the enthusiasm to ride bicycles evaporates as soon the early morning alarm clock rings.It’s probably (almost certainly) a normal winter, but a combination of a Manchester winter topping off a year that’s been dominated by the …

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‘GlasChester 2020’ – Glasgow to Manchester off road’ish…

An account of a recent multi-day ride from Glasgow to Manchester, using either the GBDURO or Second City Divide routes by a pair of ‘first-timers’… (310+ miles/18,000’ climbing over eight days) Entering the pandemic period it soon became clear that normal behaviours were going out of the window. Regular cycling activities that came and went …

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