Author: Ben

Leicester Ride Highlights

Following my write-up of my personal longest bike ride from Nuneaton to Leicester and back, the highlights and comments from the outbound trip are available for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your views on these types of videos), the camera ran out of memory for the trip back!  

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My Ride to Leicester

Today marked a milestone in my cycling adventures – I rode to Leicester for the first time, which also marked the first time exceeding 40 miles and the first time exceeding 70 kilometres! An exciting day, indeed. Leicester has been on my radar for a long time, in fact, since before I got my bike. When I was first exploring

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New Cycle Clothing

New Clothing

With the weather becoming significantly warmer now, it’s become necessary for me to think again about clothing since my long-sleeved (and only) jersey is becoming a bit uncomfortable. This hasn’t been a particularly easy search though – I don’t want extra-tight fitting, heavily branded jerseys and shorts, but I did want clothing that was designed for cycling and had good

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Left Hooked by Distracted Driver

Cycling along the A444 Weddington Road, Nuneaton when a driver cut across my path to turn into the petrol station, forcing me to brake heavily to avoid a collision. Speaking to the driver, he admitted he was distracted by another vehicle. He was very apologetic, hence why I’ve blurred his registration and face. Hopefully it will be a mistake that

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A5 Improvements (Dodwells to Longshoot)

I’ve become aware of an upcoming Highways England project to upgrade the A5 between the Dodwells Roundabout at Hinckley, to the junction with the A47 Longshoot (Nuneaton). It is argued that this section of the road needs widening to become a dual carriageway, to address congestion. As part of this work, they’re proposing to incoporate a shared foot/cycleway. I wrote

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