Bastille Day 2016 was the occasion for me to confirm the route of Spinoff 5 in a clockwise loop from Knockholt to Oxted. At thirty miles-plus with plentiful hills to negotiate it has its challenges, but the centrepiece of the ride Continue reading
This lovely spinoff uses National Cycle Network 22 throughout, but here it joins the Downs Link cycle path which uses the trackbed of an old branchline from Guildford to Shoreham-by-Sea by means of a quaint cycling ‘cloverleaf’ flyover. Continue reading
Stephen Hawking is 75! Indomitable doesn’t come close to describing his life.
He became a research fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge shortly before I joined as an undergraduate. By then he had already outlived the prognosis of his first diagnosis, in 1963. This is a promo video of Caius choir’s birthday tribute; the full piece is here. I remember Continue reading
The Olympic rowing course is the moment on the C25 to test your sprint capability – the venue welcomes cyclists, though racing is not permitted, and provides many km of superbly surfaced track on either side of the course. On this visit a triathlon was in progress, but fortunately Continue reading