Rain, Rain go away!

By George

‘there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so’
(from Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’)

This has never been more relevant than on a long ride. As one hedge morphs into another, villages flash by and various qualities of tarmac disappear under your wheel, you can become aware of a small game of tussle beginning between your adult self and your inner child. It is quite interesting to see how often the child, this internal brat, has to be ticked off so the Adult can enjoy the view. It’s this appreciation of surroundings and the simple fact of being outside in the elements that gives cycling much of its appeal; the bleached, warm colours of August fields, an unusual lodge house or particularly beautiful arrangement of topiary, may become your part of your personally curated exhibition, not to mention the plethora of bird life encountered swooping ahead of your wheels. Continue reading “Rain, Rain go away!”

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The New Normal!

By Richard

I sat in the café in Bishop’s Waltham yesterday after 4 rain soaked but enjoyable hours cycling over to Watership Down and the inevitable hills with Sarah, reflecting on how there is a new ‘normal’ among the group. Continue reading “The New Normal!”

Stanford and The Devil’s Slide Ride

By Barney

It has been an amazing six weeks. The genesis was a dinner conversation with a friend who’d been here to Stanford last year. He raved about the Stanford Executive Program. Intrigued, I investigated further and liked what I saw. With the support of both my family and my boss I went ahead and applied, thinking nothing further would come of it. Continue reading “Stanford and The Devil’s Slide Ride”