Writing about cycling
The Distance
Ride reports, reflections even the occasional poem.

Planning and scheming for 2019

A big year in 2019 for The Distance - built around unfinished business with Paris-Breat-Paris
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Flatlands photo essay without photos

How do you take photos without a camera?
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Ode to the Flatlands

A poem about riding Flatlands 2018
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The ACME winter series

A piece of doggerel written in response to a challenge...
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LEL The Uncertainty Principle

Final reflections on the experience of riding London-Edinburgh-London in 2017
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Fear and louthing (LEL 2017 ride report)

Ride report, a couple of weeks of recovery later...
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Bryan Chapman liked a hill

Bryan Chapman ride report (600km, 2017)
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Why ride a long way on a fixie?

Reflections on a fixed Super Randoneur series (222, 300, 400, 600km ride in one year)
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Ghost Beard

A semi-serious narrative poem about encountering your own expectations when out riding
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FFS (Flatlands, fixed, sodden)

Ride report from the 2016 special wet edition of Flatlands
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Towards a Fixed SR... 300, 400...

Green and Yellow fields 300 & Asparagus and Strawberries 400, both on fixie
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The Shark

A very hilly 200 from Greenwich to the south coast and back, kinda like a London-Brighton for grown ups.
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The Red King

A fantasia in response to riding The Flatlands 600 in 2014
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Ten from 2013

Top (or bottom) ten moments from my first rubbish Audax season of any note.
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