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What is this business about Feeding the Rat?

In a previous post, I named Al Alvarez’s fantastic book ‘Feeding The Rat’ as being in my top five pieces of mountain literature. It’s a smashing little book by a great writer, about the climber Mo Anthoine, and in the … Continue reading

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Top 10 tips for cycling in the snow

Okay, so this might sounds like lunacy at first, but actually it can be done without special gear and it also can be a lot of fun. With the recent dump of snow on the UK and with the cold … Continue reading

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Keeping out the cold on the morning cycle to work

Since developing foot and knee problems a few years ago, and deciding to give up running, riding a bike has been my main way of maintaining fitness. My bike of choice is a Trek 7.2FX, a hybrid bike that offers … Continue reading

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