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Why the abnormal felt so normal

It has been a long since I last updated my blog.  I may one day explore the reasons for this massive gap, or I may not. A few weeks ago for one of the first time in a very long time I felt normal and it was doing something that so many people would find […]

2021-08-31 – Why the abnormal felt so normal

In this podcast I discuss a request weekend away in London then Brighton.  It was one of the first times I have felt normal in a long time, in an environment many would find abnormal.  Cycling completely naked!

My 2020

Happy New Year 2021! What a year 2020 has been! As I did at the beginning of the last year, I selected some photos from the previous twelve months to see what I had been up to.  Who would have suspected that in 2020 life as we knew it would to change so enormously so […]

First Critical Mass Wellingborough

Here I talk about Wellingborough’s first ever Critical Mass.  There is a collection of photos and videos on the blog.  I talk about the event itself and how it came into being.

First Critical Mass Wellingborough

Back on Friday 31st July 2020, Wellingborough held its first ever Critical Mass. What follows is collection of photos and videos from the day.    It was such a massive success.  At its peak, there were 67 people cycling in one big group.  As I have watched some of the videos back, it seemed […]

Time-lapse – Cycled from Wellingborough to Oxford

 On Sunday 2nd September I cycled from Wellingborough to Oxford. I’ve made this journey back in 2015 when I visited Giles Gear for his Birthday.  Back then I used some country roads getting out of Northampton and then hit the A43.  I know, from experience, that if I were to take the whole left […]

January 2018 updates

On the last day of every year I write down my New Year’s Resolutions.  The list is usually quite long.  Most of them are quite vague – such as “be happy”, “be content”, but some are more direct.  “Make more videos” – although still slightly vague – the fact is, more than 0 is 1, […]

World Naked Bike Ride 2016

I recently took off my clothes and rode a bicycle around London for my third World Naked Bike Ride. It has now become an annual event and one which I would not miss. The event is a series of protests and one of making statements. It calls on society to reduce its reliance on cars […]

Should cycle helmets be compulsory?  No!

Everyone seems to have an opinion on it!  A few people have told me that cyclists should have to wear a helmet.  No they should no.  I have tried explaining but the points about the inconvenience of wearing one and my feeling that drivers give me more room when I am helmet free didn’t have […]

Doing January

The month of January is about to end; the first month of the year of 2016 gone.  How did that happen?  I’ve “done” January. The year of 2015 was very eventful. But I want to make 2016 even more so.  The first month was a relaxed one, but still quite eventful and now I feel […]