Monthly Archives: February 2014

Meandering to Maldon

Perfect weather, delightful route, great company, lovely destination. A broken wheel wasn’t ideal, but when the only bike shop there couldn’t help, I managed to nurse it home and it got me to within 500 feet of home. Advertisements

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A breezy ride out to Great Paglesham for lunch

It’s frequently amusing organising social rides in winter. I set the maximum number for mine to twelve, as more than that makes it hard to keep a ride together, not to mention find room in the obligatory pub! I very … Continue reading

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The Great Street Map Battle of 2014: Which mapping for your GPS?

Life was rather simple when I first started using GPS devices: there were no on-board maps. You got out your paper map, manually entered the coordinates of your desired waypoints and were rewarded with an arrow that pointed directly at … Continue reading

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A 40-mile ride to Southend-on-Sea-ish

Southend isn’t actually on the sea at all, but I guess Southend-on-Muddy-Estuary didn’t appeal to the council as much. Either way, the place itself is a dive, but the route there is lovely, and the ice-cream is good … 

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The well-kept secret ride: Essex Lanes

Essex is a very well-kept secret. Most people immediately think of car factories and, these days, TOWIE. In reality, Essex is mostly delightfully picturesque – and deliciously flat! A 17-mile ride to a quaint little pub in the middle of … Continue reading

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