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Cardinal Spins 1: SW – Day 4

I went to bed in Holsworthy knowing that the next day held the prospect of some very unpleasant weather. I was supposed to be cycling south west a further 90 miles to a village called Constantine, to get me within reach of Lizard Point on Friday morning. That would make today a full day’s ride […]

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Cardinal Spins 1: SW – Day 3

Note – I have now had time to catch up on a full account of yesterday (Tuesday). Have a look back at that. And now for Wednesday … The Bristol Channel is a large – and very tidal – expanse of water that separates South Wales from the South West of England and it needed […]

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Cardinal Spins 1: SW day 2

Today’s ride was on the fringes of what was possible. I rode from Ironbridge in Shropshire to Porthcawl in South Wales – 129 miles and 7,550 feet of ascent. It was dry all day and very sunny for the last four hours! Breeze from the NW, so still cool; but good for cycling. This was […]

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Cardinal Spins – Day 1: SW from Hathersage to Ironbridge

Today was a brilliant start to my new adventure. I’m in Ironbridge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, by the River Severn, in Shropshire. As per the intended format of these trips, Jenni has joined me for a couple nights and a look around, before I push on. I left home on a cool and […]

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A New Adventure

2024 has been a strange and at times frustrating year so far. We spent most of the winter and spring at home while my wife, Jenni, recovered from an accident that landed her in a major trauma ward with a broken neck (amongst other things) and required two operations. She is thankfully recovering well – […]