Schools of Cycling

May 21, 2011 at 11:51 am | Posted in Cycle Rides, Learning Stuff, Travel | Leave a comment
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Plans are advancing for 2011’s cycle holiday. This year Dick and I are leaving the Cotswolds behind and cycling around the charming county of Kent. We’ll be starting in Broadstairs and working our way towards Royal Tunbridge Wells via Canterbury, Whitstable and Faversham. Once again we’ll brave the August weather (we’ve had remnants of hurricanes and cloud bursts in previous years) and report back on good (and bad) cycle routes and places to eat, drink and stay.

For anyone bicycle-minded who is near, or visiting Shropshire, do check out the Bicycle Hub. They restore and service old bikes as well as running classes on how to do it yourself. They also organise rides and other events and offer training for all levels of cyclist. For London bicycle aficionados, Brian Perkins, founder of the Bicycle Hub will be at the School of Life on 3 June. He’ll be speaking as part of the regular Practitioners’ Parlour series of talks which ‘brings together makers, bakers, experimenters, creators and craftspeople, in an active exploration of human hinterland of everyday craft.’ In July, Rob Penn, author of It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels, will be leading another School of Life cycling event, this time it’s a weekend cycling around the Brecon Beacons.

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