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Toffs on bikes – The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride(Comments Off on Toffs on bikes – The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride)

January 3, 2019

These days I’m not one for going on bike rides for the sake of it, or riding in groups come to that. You need a purpose I reckon, even if you just make it up, to brave the pot-holed roads of Merry England, and I’ve got a dog that gets humpy if she is left […]

Going to five – The return of the Mighty Dynatron

Been awhile since the Mighty Dynatron stood down to be replaced temporarily by a rather minted Technics system that came in boxes from the Charity Shop. Well, true to say it was quite swish, but didn’t have the soul or warmth of the Queen’s machine and finally, with the approach of Christmas, I figured it […]

“I’m on a train dear” – Two go there and back

I’m sitting having a cuppa and reading the small print on one of the free Chiltern Rail Weekend tickets we were given as a reward for being on the first Oxford to Marylebone train as reported in ‘Two go by train – Celebrating the new Oxford to London Line’ when the words ‘Expires on’ caught […]

Restoration – The Disease

Steve Roake is as passionate about his bikes as he is about hopping and what’s more he rides his bikes they aren’t for show or to be trailered to shows. Natural then that his approach to restoration involves practicality. Now the downside of many of the old Jap bikes is corrosion to nuts and bolts […]


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