Transport and Travel

CC Breckland 10-mile time trial

A fairly fast day despite the 15mph south-westerly wind. At a mild 10 degrees C and with dry roads, riders were able to put the power down without getting chilled. Full results on the CTT website. I was fairly happy with my ride, ... (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)

Cycling Performance Programme

Performance Programme Since the outbreak of the global Coronavirus pandemic, my plan and diary for cycling in 2020 has changed somewhat. I did have ambitions for long-distance rides throughout the year, but the UK lockdown (with allowance ... (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)

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)

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)

Watch those Calories during the Coronavirus shutdown!

The global pandemic COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) is forcing people everywhere to de-socialise and restrict their movements outside of home. In the UK, the guidance is to only make essential journeys, except for one short bit of exercise ... (more)

Setting up a LAMP stack on CentOS 8

Here are the command-line steps needed to get a bare CentOS 8.0 distro ready for full LAMP (Apache-MySQL-PHP) hosting: (Note - replace mysite.com with the domain name of your own website, and server1.mysite.com with this server's hostname ... (more)

Iceni Velo club ride to Raveningham

There were nine riders out on this mild and fairly windy club ride to Ravenous Cafe near to Raveningham Hall in south Norfolk. Overnight rain meant the roads were wet for the first hour or so, but sunshine and the wind gave us dry roads for ... (more)

Mad March Audax (in February)

Fairly arduous ride this, starting in rain and ending in defeat. We were supposed to ride 300km from Norwich to March, Cambridge and Ipswich, finishing in Norwich. After Downham Market, a hude Fenland south-westerly wind made cycling very ... (more)

Exploring Mallorca: 2020

I went for a 5-day solo exploration of Mallorca and its iconic climbs & scenery, and here is my account of the trip. Leaving the UK I drive most of the way down towards Stansted Airport, leaving my car at a JustPark spot in Saffron ... (more)

Close pass incidents being ignored by Norfolk Police

I have a Cycliq Fly-6 rear-view video camera in operation during most of my cycling, and this camera provides very good footage of vehicles (and if I'm lucky, the drivers) as they overtake me. I bought this camera in response to a very scary ... (more)

MG Writtle Cross

event info Round 13 of the Eastern Cyclocross 2019 season, at Writtle College and organised by MG Cycling Team. First race (under-10s) at 9:30, and last race (senior, junior men) at 14:45. More info on the Eastern Cross website. (more)

SOLVED! How to free a stuck seatpost

Bicycle seatposts are notorious for getting stuck in the frame. They're in a fairly vulnerable part of the bike, and rainwater can work its way down - causing the post to corrode over time. The act of corrosion is fairly slow, so you should ... (more)