Trips

Samuel Shoesmith cycle drew 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016. 2015 was a special year. Thank you to everyone who made it so wonderful. Thank you to everyone I met. I won’t tag or mention but you know who you are. Never underestimate how important everyone in my life is. I appreciate you all! Life is short. Life can be taken [...]

Me and Seb near the front of CM

Royal Critical Soho

On Friday I got the train down to London. Every so often, East Midlands Trains sends me via email a £10 money off voucher for any journey to or from London St. Pancras so a return was only £9.10.  I decided I wanted to go exploring and do something different so after arriving in London [...]

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Notting Hill Carnival

On Monday 31st August, I went to Notting Hill.  It was a wonderful atmosphere. I went down with my sister Tiffany and met my friend Giles Gear, who went with his friend Calum Suggett.  We briefly met my sister’s friend Kiara. Finally have I got around to editing together some footage I shot on the [...]

Me and Tom with our balloon helmets

Critical Mass, Ride London, and Ben and Jerry’s

On Friday I took part in Critical Mass.  I met Tom at Hyde Park and we cycled to meet his friend, Felix and his friend, Thomas and then onwards to roughly assemble for around 7pm.  At 7.15pm the mass rolled out.  The 1000 odd cyclists that take part in Critical Mass is a spectacle.  Despite [...]

Me, Tom and the grave of Karl Marx.

Marx, laugh and Brighton

Hello, Recovering from the tail end of a light cold reminded by an intermittent tickling cough, and listening to the rain as it patters down on my bedroom window, here I reflect on a wonderful few of days a week ago. On Tuesday 21st I got the train down to London, bicycle in tow.  From [...]

Me in front of the Eye.  Look at those shorts.

Critical Pride

Hello there. Oh, I headed down to London last Friday 25th June. I partook in June 2015′s Critical Mass.  If you have stumbled upon this blog, or have somehow missed the plethora of posts from me about it before, Critical Mass is an assemblage of predominantly cyclists which occurs on the last Friday of every [...]

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‘Cycling’ holiday

We planned to cycle from Wellingborough to the south coast but we ended up taking our bicycles on the trains.  We had a ‘Cycling’ holiday.  On Wednesday 17th June, Seb and I got the train down to Southampton with a stop off at London St. Pancras and short cycle to Waterloo. In retrospect, I am [...]

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World Naked Bike Ride 2015

I took part in the World Naked Bike Ride in central London. Yesterday Tom and I met on Blackfriars Bridge, hired our bicycles and headed to Clapham Junction.  Assembling at 2pm, numbers were scarce, so we headed to a lovely little cafe for about 40 minutes.  Back in plenty of time for applying some body [...]

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Interrailing 2015

Paris, Rome, Venice, Munich, Berlin and Amsterdam. I went travelling from Tuesday 19th May until Thursday 4th June. Here is the main photo album. Over the next few days this will be corrected and padded out with more information. Photo credits to Seb. Here’s what I got up to in just over two weeks when [...]

We were about to climb!

Big Ben tour

Yesterday (Thursday) my Mum and I went down to London for a  tour of Big Ben.  Amazing!  Stunning. There’s some work happening near to Westminster Bridge and there’s this sign: After passing through airport-style security in the entrance to Portcullis House, we sat and waited for it to begin.  I hadn’t looked into it any [...]