Yes, that's me ... guilty as charged. A keen cyclist doing the card at the pub. If I didn't drink real ale I might be a half-decent cyclist. As it is, I like to pedal they way I do and nip into a nice-looking pub whenever I feel the urge for a quick beer. Anyway, in this section of the website I will try to cobble together a few bike rides where you can combine some pedalling with sightseeing and a visit to the pub. Over time, there should be something for everyone - from a potter along the canal to a good century ride or a multi-day tour with some pub stops. For now you can click on the signposts below to take you to the rides I have compiled. Have fun - and ride safe!
"I came out for exercise, gentle exercise, and to notice the scenery and to botanise. And no sooner do I get on that accursed machine than
off I go hammer and tongs; I never look to right or left, never notice a flower, never see a view - get hot, juicy, red - like a grilled chop. Get me on that machine and
I have to go. I go scorching along the road, and cursing aloud at myself for doing it."
H. G. Wells