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Wednesday, 29 October 2014
St Crispin’s Day Night Ride

On Saturday night I rode 103 miles, through the night, back in time* on the St Crispin’s Day Night Ride from Richmond, into London and then out to Twyford and back. I didn’t even need a Delorean because at 2 am the clocks went back to 1 am again to mark the end of British Summer Time.

The video just covers the part of the ride into London and then out again in the direction of Chertsey and Sheperton.  As it was so dark in the country roads outside of London I didn’t film anything.  My ride back into London on the Sunday morning was a lot less interesting and I haven’t included any snippets of that in the edited video above.

Here are two tweets that I sent during the night:

Would I do it again? Yes, although the stories about the rain last year put me off a bit. The ride raised funds for the Honeypot Childrens’ Charity.

Posted by bigblue on 29/10/2014 at 07:04 AM
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Sunday, 19 October 2014
Oxted in autumn

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From the familiar vantage of the Woldingham viewpoint. 

Posted by bigblue on 19/10/2014 at 01:32 PM
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Remembering summer

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Last night we had a reunion of our Oxted to Paris 2014 cyclists, and I prepared some short videos of each day to give to the others. I have put these up in a specific section of this website, here.

Posted by bigblue on 19/10/2014 at 10:52 AM
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Friday, 17 October 2014
On The Ridge

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At this time of the year it is always more pleasant to get out for a ride in the middle of the day, even if it has to be a short one. I’ve had some decent mudguards installed and was trying them out yesterday. Although there were patches of sunshine the roads were still wet in places, and muddy in others. They say that 1 hour’s exercise 5 times a week is better for one’s fitness than a single ride of 5 hours each week. I’ll be trying to test that over the winter, without sticking to the number 5 in that equation, necessarily. 

Posted by bigblue on 17/10/2014 at 08:28 AM
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Thursday, 16 October 2014
Oxted at midday

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From the familiar vantage point of the Woldingham viewpoint. 

Posted by bigblue on 16/10/2014 at 12:12 PM
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Spider season

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The webs are looking quite fine these autumn mornings. Most of them have spiders sitting in the webs, waiting. Food is probably getting scarce now.

Posted by bigblue on 15/10/2014 at 09:54 PM
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Monday, 13 October 2014
Small empty

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In Clapham on Sunday I noticed an empty bottle of spirits balanced on the bus stop sign. A strange place to leave litter and if we had a refundable deposit on bottles this might not happen.

Posted by bigblue on 13/10/2014 at 09:46 PM
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Saturday, 11 October 2014
After the shower

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Sunset over Oxted and the Weald of Kent,  as seen from the Woldingham viewpoint. 

Posted by bigblue on 11/10/2014 at 06:46 PM
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