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Burning, sore throat and headache cycling to work; time to invest in a mask?

The last two times I have cycled to work, I have ended up with a burning throat and, today, also toothache. The first time it happened I thought nothing of it, and assumed I was bit under the weather. But … Continue reading

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Commuting by bike, aggression and staying alive

Most people would agree that I am a fairly calm and mild mannered person, rarely prone to outbursts of swearing and anger. In a car, I occassionally blast the horn (which is pretty pathetic sounding) at stupid bits of driving, … Continue reading

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A flat tyre and a cheap bike pump from Aldi do not a happy man maketh

Yes, I should have known better. A £3.99 hand bike pump from Aldi was never going to be the most reliable piece of kit. It served its purpose a few times, and on the last occasion I even made a … 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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