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A virtuous cycle

October 30, 2009

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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 […]

Eddie Iz Running

August 20, 2009

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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 […]

Paying for a lack of engagement

August 16, 2009

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It had been on my mind for a week or so to enter the Royal Parks Half Marathon and watching the triathlon in Hyde Park yesterday provided the necessary catalyst for action.  It seems, however, a day or two too late as registration has closed – except for a few remaining charity places. Which got […]

Breaking out the bicycles

August 14, 2009

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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

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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

August 2, 2009

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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 […]