Archive for the 'Cycling' Category

Madrigals at Madingley

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

A perfect start to the summer: Andres and I cycled from Cambridge to Madingley along bumpy footpaths giggling on our somewhat inadequate city bikes. It was great fun. It’s fairly easy to get from Cambridge to Coton and then Madingley and it’s only about four and half miles by footpath. Quicker I believe by road […]

Andrew Duncan

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

You know how I love a good Andrew Duncan walk and today I managed to persuade Thomas that he did too. Walking from Queenwsay station through the parks and the back streets to Knightsbridge was lovely. Although I’d like to know when London got so crowded. We stopped for a spot of education in the […]

July brings a short shory and the shortest ferry ride

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

July in England has been somewhat grey and not particularly inspiring. I did manage to write my first short story in about two years and have just put it up on Amazon in Kindle format. Buy it here for an extortionate price and get all 784 words of it! I spent the rest of the […]

A swift response

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Getting to cycle along the River Cam of a morning or of an evening is one of favourite things about going to work. It’s so peaceful – the rowers getting enough exercise for everyone in Cambridge, the boat owners sitting amid plants atop their boats and for the last couple or months people working on […]

The land of brown horses and red houses

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Arrived in the land of brown horses and red houses yesterday morning shattered after a late night and early morning. It was a bit of a dash to get onto the blue and yellow flight but I made it and the journey went smoothly from then on including catching the airport bus the to the […]

A lecture on the daric and walk in the Botanicals

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

This cold weather has preserved little patches of crisp white snow everywhere, so cycling around outside feels very scenic. Today was a day of crisp fresh air and frozen water. I cycled to the Fitz to attend a talk by Dr Adrian Popescu from the Department of Coins & Medals on the ancient coinage of […]

Yoga, busking and poi

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The sun was bright but low in the sky as I cycled to yoga with Martin Bondi at John’s College. The river seemed more alive than usual, with a visiting black swan preening itself and a war party of swans busking up the river in a threatening territorial display – a pen and five cygnets […]

A spot of afternoon archery

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

It was warm today, so warm in fact that I wore short sleeves and thought about looking for the sun protection cream. I cycled to Churchill College Sports Grounds to meet up the University Bowmen and try a little archery. This week and next you can try shooting a bow for only £2 for three […]

Hire a bike in Grenoble

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Grenoble is incredibly flat despite being surrounded by mountains and the fact there are so many cycle paths makes cycling an excellent way to get around the city. K had hired a Metro Velo which I promptly borrowed off him and so I able to cycle round for free. The bikes are very cheap to […]