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Going Coastal

A damp start, with the roads still wet from overnight rain as I set off briefly along the Greenway then through Dundonald up the Old Belfast Road, up the Holywood road and down the Ballymoney road to Helens Bay. Onwards … Continue reading

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The fickle Northern Irish Weather

After lots of Hamster Wheel sessions indoors this Week I was keen to get back outside on the Bicycle this Weekend. Saturday was another washout but today’s forecast hinted at better Weather and indeed it was dry (but cold) when … Continue reading

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Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside

Up and out on the Bicycle early Doors just as daylight was breaking through after a Night of gusty Winds and heavy Rain showers. The Roads were soaking but it wasn’t raining as I set off along the Upper Newtownards … Continue reading

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Long Weeks and Short Weekends

There are just not enough Days in the Weekend, the ratio of Weekend days to Work Days is grossly imbalanced. With the first signs of Spring starting to emerge from the cold, wet grasp of Winters grubby hand I treated … Continue reading

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Wet and Wild Cycle

With Met Office Weather Warnings in place for heavy Wind and possible flooding the sensible thing to do would be to sit in the house with the feet up or stay in bed to catch a few hours extra sleep. … Continue reading

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What a day for Ducks

With the Trees bent over double from the strong Winds, Rain falling and the forecast for more heavy, persistent Rain, I clipped in to my Pedals and cycled off to meet the rest of the foolhardy guys for the Sunday … Continue reading

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North Down GP

The alarm rang out at 6am to get me up and organised in time to ride my Bicycle in the TVR 100KM Sportive, but the monsoon rain outside and Trees doubled over in the strong winds sent me scurrying back … Continue reading

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Coastal 55

It was one of those will I won’t I Mornings. Rain was in the air, the roads were still wet but the forecast promised for dry Weather with some sunshine. Eventually I got myself and the Bicycle ready and out … Continue reading

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NDCC Coastal Challenge Sportive

Today was one of those ‘character building’ days on the Bicycle. Many months ago I submitted my entry for the North Down Cycling Club’s (NDCC) annual Coastal challenge Cycling Sportive and today was the big day. A percentage of all … Continue reading

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North Down GP

Professional cycling must be one of the toughest sports around, however I have never once Photographed a cycle race, so today I put that right by setting off for the County Down coastal town of Donaghadee where the towns community … Continue reading

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