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Police response to close pass

On Wednesday 7th February 2018, I received a call back from the control room of Northamptonshire Police about a close pass I reported on 2nd February.  I answered the call feeling optimistic and hopeful; I’ve reported a few instances of close passes over the years and slowly but surely the responses seemed to be getting [...]

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There and back

On Wednesday 19th April 2017 I cycled to Peterborough and back. I touch type.  As I talked about my journey, I typed what I said.  I of course went back and re-read it a few times.  I made a few edits.  I decided to then voice record it.  When I listen back to it in [...]

The delight when I saw Nottingham Castle!

Cycled 74 miles from Wellingborough to Nottingham

Whilst studying at the University of Nottingham, I became a cyclist.  My daily “commute” to university was initially on a mountain bicycle which was replaced a few times and eventually became a dropped handlebar, thinned tyre pedal machine. Towards the end of my degree, I set myself, at the time, the adventurous challenge of cycling [...]

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Look back, look forward

On Sunday, I attended the Remembrance Ceremony at the cenotaph in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. I wanted to pay my respect but also photograph the moments of the morning. Below is a selection of the photographs I took.  I haven’t attended a ceremony for a few years.  Instead I have watched snippets on the BBC of London’s [...]

Just before we left

Cycled 90 miles

On Friday 24th April, Seb and I cycled from Wellingborough to London.  It was a long and hard journey totalling 90 miles.  We were shattered. After much deliberation, umming and ahhhhing we finally left Wellingborough just after 10.30am. Last year I bought a Garmin device for my bicycle.  It records all kinds of information.  We [...]

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Cycling 111 miles

Yesterday I cycled 85 miles ish from Wellingborough to London! I forgot to check my odometer as I arrived and only checked it after I took part in Critical Mass. I met up with Tom and then we all cycled for hours. I left around 10.50pm. All in all, yesterday I travelled 111 miles, for [...]