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by Lisa
01 Jun 2013 20:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 25906

Another update - at 8pm they have reached Gloucester on their return leg. They'll need those lights! No Beacon bail-outs to report, so far...
by Lisa
01 Jun 2013 15:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 25906

Update to those anxiously awaiting news of the intrepid expeditioners*... Philip left a message at 2.45pm to say that they were on Weston sea front and about to embark on the return leg, perhaps a little later than hoped, but apparently in good spirits. *spell-check really doesn't like that word. Cu...
by Lisa
28 May 2011 14:32
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/may/21/ten-best-bicycle-cyclist-literature Gosh - interesting reading list. I don't think anyone's mentioned any of those on this thread. I shall start at the top with the Sherlock Holmes - although it'll have to wait until after I read Mark Beaumont's 'The man ...
by Lisa
18 Aug 2010 19:47
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

Missiles wrote:In fact, the lack of sentimentality about his wife made me think that probably his feelings about losing his wife were far too personal and raw to share.
Good point, well made - I didn't think of it like that.
by Lisa
17 Aug 2010 20:19
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

Most bizarre how he skips over the small detail of his wife as briefly as he can get away with it - no efforts to paint any sort of picture of her as a person. I think he set out to write a book describing the significance of cycling in his life, and his first wife was simply not terribly relevant ...
by Lisa
16 Aug 2010 21:57
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

We must have mentioned Matt Seaton's The Escape Artist at some point... I've just read it. Curiously unlovable portrayal of himself. Most bizarre how he skips over the small detail of his wife as briefly as he can get away with it - no efforts to paint any sort of picture of her as a person. Meanwhi...
by Lisa
05 Jul 2010 20:52
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 25334

Re: Solihull Mini Rando 165km

AlanW wrote:Lisa

Was that you sat in the HQ right at the end when we were talking to Dick Law about Alan Partridge?
That would have been me - and Philip.

Amused that you also encountered a large bunch of Solihull riders. Looks like they turned out in full for this event.
by Lisa
04 Jul 2010 20:05
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 25334

Solihull 111k (can't remember what it's official title was) A pleasant, relatively undemanding and fast route south from Hampton-in-Arden heading via Wellesbourne to Kineton (control) then back via Bishop's Itchington (and a few other places!). Livened up considerably by multi-directional and relen...
by Lisa
27 Oct 2009 18:45
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

Read a couple of books by Richard Guise called "From the Mull to the Cape" and "Over the Hill and Round the Bend" . He's a retired bloke who really hadn't done much cycling before and set himself challenges to keep himself out of mischief. The first is a ride from the Mull of Kintyre to Cape Wrath a...
by Lisa
27 Oct 2009 18:26
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

Hissing Sid wrote:Recently rediscovered this classic while sorting out the kids books.

A salutory warning to all audaxers! :wink:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mrs-Armitage-Wh ... 0099400529
Are you allowed to say what happens in it? As the wife of an addicted audaxer, I'm intrigued!
by Lisa
11 Oct 2009 21:22
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 25334

Cider with Rosie. 100 and 200km

Cider with Rosie. 100 and 200km HQ: Andoversford Organisers: Cheltenham CTC Refreshments: Basic 100km ridden by Lisa. Route: Andoversford-Fairford-Tetbury-Stroud-Andoversford Controls: Staffed at Fairford & Tetbury (good cafe at Tetbury) Info Controls: One Route Card: Too much information to confus...
by Lisa
15 Apr 2009 20:08
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

I recently finished reading a very curious book called 'Travels with Rosinante (?)' by Bernard something-or-other. I would be more precise, but I instantly lent it to Steve to read so I can't copy down the rather magnificent French surname. This chap rode around the world in the early to mid 1980s (...
by Lisa
05 Apr 2009 16:58
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

Lisa, you can borrow my copy of... Long Cloud Ride Josie Dew Another one in the series of books by Josie recording her worldly travels by velo. This time around New Zealand. For me, this was a good read as it brought back many memories of travelling around this wonderful country nearly 10 years ago...
by Lisa
20 Mar 2009 21:01
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

Finally read Josie Dew's 'Slow Coast Home' recently. This is the book in which she rides around the coastline of England and Wales. It's a pleasant light read with some laugh-aloud moments. Philip's now reading it and has pointed out that she devotes more than half the book to the south west peninsu...
by Lisa
26 Aug 2008 20:47
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

I've just read some of the previous posts. I don't think George is taking this reading business as seriously as he should! :wink:
by Lisa
21 May 2007 14:09
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

oh yes - sorry! :wink:
by Lisa
20 May 2007 13:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

Finished and ready to lend out, if anyone fancies it. Great tips on cheating and drug-taking... :shock:
by Lisa
17 May 2007 17:29
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26862

A great read

I recommend a book called 'French Revolutions - cycling the Tour de France' by journalist Tim Moore. He decided to ride the whole of the Tour's 2000 route before the race itself started, despite not having ever ridden seriously before. It's absolutely hilarious. :lol: