Category Archives: cycling


How can I not resist this? In fact instead of that boring long distance running film, I don’t know why they aren’t playing this one for the Olympic winners. Cracking voice from Tony Hadley, and one of the few bands … Continue reading

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The politics of cycling

It’s only taken 99 years for a Briton to win the Tour de France (important cycle race if you haven’t heard of it). And not only that, we did it in style, managing second place as well. Normally we usually … Continue reading

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Consumerism (5) – burning up

Needing a break from the intellectual analysis of world poverty, I thought I would take a look at something simple. And totally related to world poverty – gas guzzlers. Of which we have a glorious three. I like to be … Continue reading

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‘I keep my mouth shut these days’

It was one of those mornings. After my failed attempt yesterday to sneak off to the outdoor gym and get back before Partner’s hunter gathering run I was ordered to stay at home today. I decided to spend my time … Continue reading

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