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Olympic Legacy

July 30, 2012


People talk a lot about legacy when they talk about the Olympic Games.  In London’s case, the word has never been far from the spotlight – and casting a glance over the previous two host cities can be telling in determining what that legacy for London might be. Athens has not fared well.  Amidst the […]

A virtuous cycle

October 30, 2009


The key to encouraging more people to take up cycling to work lies in getting employers to ensure that bike parking, changing and showering facilities match up to the Government’s cycle-to-work scheme, according to the Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis. In his launch of a new and improved scheme, Lord Adonis wants large employers to improve on the […]

Novel gym membership idea from Waitrose in disguise?

August 26, 2009


Can’t help but wonder if tricks are being missed all over the developed world.  People are spending large amounts of  pounds (£££) to divest themselves of large amounts of pounds (lbs), largely because they’ve spent too many of the former on eating too many of the latter in the first place. The easy answer is not […]

Eddie Iz Running

August 20, 2009


And also a bit of a nutter give what he’s trying to do!  Puts my 500km into the shade rather… For those of you who don’t know, he’s trying to run from London to Cardiff to Belfast to Edinburgh to London – 30 miles a day, one day off every seven – and he’s not […]

Breaking out the bicycles

August 14, 2009


I found out last night that my brother has signed me up to take part in the London Skyride on September 20th – which is something I am more than keen to get involved in.  He bought a new bike recently and has since been making his 19 mile round trip to work about 4 […]

Keep on movin’

August 14, 2009


It’s approaching the mid-point of my Walking August and an update is well overdue, so here goes. Weekend One The first weekend started inauspiciously since I was out with family on both days and managed an average of just 10,859 steps per day (I’m using a Fitbug to monitor steps so my 500km translates into […]


August 2, 2009


adj. inspiring reverence and admiration. Well, I don’t know about that but I am setting myself a challenge for the month that will at least be worth something, I hope.  I’m going to walk.  Not the prodigious distances that earned Sir Ian his knighthood, the cause of constant merriment in the Sky commentary box (his […]