A record of my cycling trips in Britain and abroad


An introduction…

I used to be a pole vaulter. A combination of the lack of training facilities in winter and injuries meant that I started running with the Hare and Hounds a lot more. During this time I cycled everywhere around Cambridge on my trusty mountain bike that I’d had since I was about 16. I’d thought occasionally about buying a road bike, and I bought one in summer 2008, as much on a whim as a seriously-considered purchase. That bike was a Mercurio RA5, which I still have, and it’s now seen many thousands of miles of riding.

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