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RAB Liveblog – Stage 4 – Ludlow to Haydock, 106 miles – 8 Sep 14

Mornings are cold, dark places. First, I am awoken at 5.30 by unpalatable music. Queen today. Queen are the perfect example of a terrible band. Basically they do glam rock / novelty songs, and make their mega-bucks from royalties paid

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RAB Liveblog – Stage 3 – Bath to Ludlow, 99 miles – 7 Sept 14

Today was varied. The morning was easy going, but torpid due to commuter traffic. It’s an awful pain departing from a city centre at 8AM. It was chilly to start with, gloves on etc, and we started the day by

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RAB Liveblog – Stage 2 – Okehampton to Bath, 110 miles – 6 Sept 14

NB: statements of ‘fact’ should not be taken as statements of fact We were awoken at 5.30 AM to the sound of ‘Let’s get ready to rhumble’. I had slept oddly well, and in my semi-conscious state of bliss I pictured

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RAB Liveblog – Stage 1 – Land’s End to Okehampton, 107 miles – 5 Sept 14

NB: This journal contains embellished facts. Okehampton: on the one hand, it is scenic and sunny, offering a glorious vista of its surrounding hills—those green and pleasant English hills; on the other hand, fuck those fucking hills. This was mainly a

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RAB Liveblog – Prologue – 4 Sept 14

NB – Facts have been changed, due to a wilful disregard for truth. I got a taxi to the airport at 7AM. The driver asked where I was going. I said ‘Land’s End.’ ‘Where?’ On my way through security at

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If you ride like a prick…

SO, maybe a week ago, I was on my way to work on Wendy, my good weather commuting bike. It isn’t a long journey to work, and I have done it twice a day nearly every day for about the

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Ride Across Britain

SO, I guess I’ve been doing this blog just about long enough that it won’t be awkward if I ask you for some money. I mean, obviously it’s a bit embarrassing, and you know, I’m sorry to pester you and

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