Tag Archives: Newtownards

Lap of the other Lough

Andreea’s Cycling fitness and endurance is currently not what it was a year ago and she has not managed to do any longer distance spins this year, so she asked me to help her get an 80 mile ride under … 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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Battling the Wind

A rare public holiday from the day job, so rare that this is the last one I get until Christmas [sad face!] so I got geared up for the Bicycle to make the most of it. There was heavy overnight … Continue reading

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Paddys Day bonus Cycle

Getting home an hour early for Saint Patricks Day with the Roads bone dry and the Sun shining brightly was the impetus to get out on the Bicycle and get a few Miles in before darkness closed in. I am … Continue reading

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Tour of Ards

The forecast was promising for an OK day of light showers in the Morning clearing to a drier, brighter Afternoon but the predicted showers were, in reality, just one steady, continuous fall of light Rain! I was already geared up … 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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The only way is up!

A Work Colleague whom I have Cycled with on numerous occasions [despite or maybe because of not getting out together for a long time] suggested that we get out on the Bicycles this Weekend and so a plan was hatched. … Continue reading

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Metric Century

The recent Arctic blast subsided relented and back came the Rain. With less chance of the Tyres losing grip with the Tarmac due to the slightly milder temperatures I layered up and Cycled over to Forestside to meet up with … 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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