Return to Cycling

It’s been a month now since I acquired my first cycle for about 50 years. I’ve managed to get out on 10 different days, exploring

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Tired of Tyres

It’s been a month since acquiring my second-hand cycle, and I was aware at the time that it would need two new tyres before very

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River Maas

My 41.3 km ride today took me to the banks of the river Maas, at Wessem, via a 7 km section of perfectly straight track

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Canals

On today’s 39.6 km cycle ride to the north & east of Weert, I came across the confluence of four canals near Nederweert. To be

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Liberation of Weert

Today’s cycle ride was a very local 6.7 km, taking in two more WW2 memorials. On 22nd September, 1944 Weert was liberated from German occupation

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European Elections

Feeling very ‘European’ today. Having registered with my local municipality back in March, I am entitled to vote in the Dutch elections to the European

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Cycling in NL

Cycling in the Netherlands is great! Very flat terrain, dedicated cycleways in most places & the general precept that in motor vehicle/cycle collisions, the motorist

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Foreign Fields

Cycling around the country lanes of Limburg province I’m reminded of the 1914 poem by Rupert Brooke…..“If I should die, think only this of me:that

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51st Highland Division

A few years ago I researched the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, specifically the 5th Battalion, which, in WW2 participated in the D-day landings and later

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