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UCX POLKA

Half stepping the English countryside – it wasn’t that I didn’t have any intention of finishing the route I had planned, it’s just that a few things, sort of…well, happened.     The first: taking the right fork at the top of Bostal Hill (or Bo Peep commonly known as, though I climbed the scarp from Comp […]

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THE NOT QUITE ACHIEVED IMMORTALITY

There are several routes home, but really there is only one way. Riding the South Downs Way on a cyclocross bike is one of those vainglorious things that is on the ‘good intentions’ list (if I had such a thing). I come from a town in North Hampshire – occasionally I return to visit family […]

DUSK ON THE SDW

The long route home. Gusts whipping about the tumuli monuments.

The Long Man

Our Sunday Club run rides along The Street, a steady gradient known as Chapel Hill, rising from Wilmington through the Downs over towards Lullington, and under the watchful gaze of the Long Man. For our cab of men it is here, on Chapel Hill, that a race to the top usually ensues – a 2 […]

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