One donor can give life to several people and restore the sight of two more. To decide whether or not you want to give life to someone else after you have died is something very personal and you need to make your own decision. Please also let your family and friends know your wishes.
By joining the register you are giving your agreement to your organs and tissues being used for transplantation to save or enhance the lives of others after your death.
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Performance Programme Lockdowns notwithstanding, my plan and diary for cycling in 2021 will continue to focus on long-distance rides throughout the year, hopefully spiced up with audax, time trialling and sportive events. 2021 targets ... (more)
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The UK Government has launched a "Fix Your Bike" voucher scheme for England residents. The voucher can be used by anyone who has an unused bicycle in need of a repair. There are two vouchers maximum allowed per household, but the Government ... (more)
We had a bizarre situation recently where our internet access went highly unstable. It was very patchy, with some website access being fine and other access being impossible. Interestingly, video streaming would work - but only after many ... (more)
Background Over the years I've ridden quite a few long rides, but it wasn't until my early 40's that I gradually started increasing my time in the saddle from a few hours to six or more. I distinctly recall my first 200km ride as a bit of ... (more)
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)
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)
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)
Only a dozen or so riders made it out for the 200km edition of the Silly Suffolk that was organised by John Thompson of VC Baracchi. Iceni Velo managed a group of three, and we set off just before 7:30 on back roads that were very wet from ... (more)
The Cycliq FLY6 is a solid piece of kit that straps onto your seat tube, and is designed as a "turn on and leave it" device that continuously records video footage of the view behind. The footage is wide-angle to capture lots of the periphery ... (more)
Here's what the current mood is on Strava! It's based on the titles of activities uploaded to swinny.net, and highlights trending phrases over the last few days. Here are some previous keyword clouds of note: March 2020: Lockdown ... (more)
I'd always been nervous about replacing the push-fit bearings myself. I'd always been used to the screw-on variety, and when I bought a Specialized Crux with BB30 push-fit bearings I just left it as a job for my LBS when the dreaded creak ... (more)