Author Archives: Linus Rees

Join my Chilterns Gravel Grinder ride on Sunday 7 May 2017

Chilterns Gravel Grinder. Sunday 7 May 2017. A 50km route along bridleways, byways, flint roads and woodland trails through the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A bumpy ride suitable for cyclocross, gravel, adventure, and mountain bikes. Lunch at the … Continue reading

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Sunday 25 September – morning cycle ride including gravel roads

On Sunday 25 September 2016 I’ll be leading a morning cycle ride out through north London to Broxbourne Woods. A brisk 77k out and back through north London to quiet lanes and dry off-road trails in south Hertfordshire. Includes 25k of … Continue reading

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For six or more similarly-sized drafting cyclists, the position enjoying the largest drag reduction is the one-but-last position

According to a 2013 paper a following rider can give a leading rider a drag advantage. Drafting is riding close behind each other to reduce aerodynamic drag. New simulations and measurements for drafting cyclists show that also the leading cyclist experiences a drag … Continue reading

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Camden says there were only 15 rough sleepers in the borough on a “typical night” in autumn 2015

Camden Council has told the government that there were only 15 rough sleepers on a “typical night” in the whole of the borough during the autumn of 2015, much fewer than the statistics published by the Greater London Authority which state that there … Continue reading

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On the old route of Paris-Brest-Paris in Javron-les-Chapelles

A sign above a garage door on the main street through Javron-les-Chapelles in the Mayenne department in north-west France shows the distance to Paris and Brest. This was the route of the Paris-Brest-Paris cycle randonneur event which used to run … Continue reading

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Watching stage 7 of the Tour de France 2015 at Lassay-les-Chateaux

Stage 7 of the Tour de France 2015 started at Livarot and finished at Fougeres and passed through Lassay-les-Chateaux, quite close to where I was staying for a couple of weeks. I’ve seen many cycle races in France and Belgium as … Continue reading

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Rough sleeping in Fitzrovia, Camden, Westminster, and London

Most people would have noticed over the last 12 months a dramatic increase in the number of people sleeping rough in London. In my neighbourhood I’ve noticed a significant increase. This is a subject that I will be writing about in … Continue reading

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