Driving To The Gym

This section is dedicated to oxymorons such as Driving to the Gym. Do you ever wonder why people drive to the gym? I do. I know there are some folks who aren't very mobile and need finely tuned exercise that a gym or swimming pool provides, but what about everyone else?

You drive to the gym to get fit, right? Isn't that completely missing the point? If you want to get or keep fit, why are you getting in your car in the first place?

Finding other places to buy stuff

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Free-to-use Strava Tools

Tools for the Strava Athlete (more)

Finding companies to invest in

Using various criteria to determine which companies are the best! (more)

Hanging out in the lounge

Here are Tess and Elsa, having a bit of fun in the lounge! (more)

Exploring the back garden

This is Tess and Elsa's first time outside. Tess is happy to explore (a bit), but Elsa really isn't sure about it. (more)

Women's Tour comes to Clacton

The penultimate stage of the 2021 Women's Tour started at the new sports park in Colchester and did two laps of the Tendring peninsula, finishing on Clacton seafront just south-west of the pier. (more)

Crivit products

The Crivit® product range If you're looking for outdoors clothing or accessories, you could do worse than to browse the Crivit® range. Crivit® is a brand of German supermarket Lidl's, so it's most convenient for UK customers to head down ... (more)

My New-Distance Eddington Number

The New-Distance Eddington Number is the greatest number of days that you've travelled that far on new roads/trails. So, if you've managed 30 or more 30-mile days, then your number is 30. If you've only managed 20 or more 20-mile days ... (more)

Terms

Terms of Use These terms of use govern your use of our site. Please read these terms in full before you use this Website. If you do not accept these terms of use, please do not use this Website. Your continued use of this site confirms your ... (more)

Cycling Performance Programme

Performance Programme My plan and diary for cycling in 2022 will focus on audaxes (long-distance rides) throughout the year, peaking in August for London-Edinburgh-London. 2022 targets Complete the Audax UK Randonneur 2500 award (200 ... (more)

John Swindells

John Swindells I am a career professional in software development, becoming proficient in various systems and languages since 1992. In recent years I have been especially active in web and mobile app projects. I stepped down in April ... (more)

LinkedIn API

The LinkedIn API (more)

A Social Feed

This is a feed of everything I'm interested in, filtered and categorised according to my choices. Channels: Twitter (multiple accounts) Facebook groups Facebook pages Google+ LinkedIn Flickr Youtube Website RSS Webpage updates ... (more)

Blickling Half Marathon

The Blickling Half Marathon took place in fairly normal conditions, with a mass start and sensible anti-covid precautions in place. (more)

Panic buying at petrol stations

There's panic at the pumps! Due to a bit of a supply issue, everyone now seems determined to fill their tank. Demand is huge, and supplies really are running low. The cause appears to be a combination of long-term driver shortages and a ... (more)

New miles in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire

I drove out to the west of Cambridge to get a big ride in on some different roads. I used Strava's route planner and relied on their "popularity routing". As a consequence I was treated to some amazingly quiet roads and amazing scenery, ... (more)