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Life moves up a gear, the next big announcement…

Anyone who knows me, or is at least friends with me on facebook, will have already heard this news by now. It has so far had a massive response from friends and family, and Clare and myself are over whelmed and very excited by it all. After what has felt like an eternity, we can… Continue reading Life moves up a gear, the next big announcement…


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Woosh! Week one of the six week holidays is gone in a flash, like a getaway car at the scene of a robbery, its left nothing but a trail of dust behind it! I had, and still have lots of grand plans to make the most out of the holidays, to see lots of people,… Continue reading {insert title here}


Another year draws to a close

Yet another summer term ends, and while we still have one more day tomorrow, it is for staff only as the pupils get to start their holiday at the end of today. It has been a year full of trials and difficulties, some challenging pupils and some difficult staff issues too, and I will be… Continue reading Another year draws to a close


You’re not held up by people cycling – you’re held up by other people driving (and yourself)

A great piece on why cyclists aren’t your problem!

As Easy As Riding A Bike

Imagine a street that carries 14,000 cyclists a day, on the street itself. That equates to around 1,500 people cycling along the street per hour, or 25 every minute.

Imagine driving down that street. Surely a nightmare for any self-respecting driver who wants to make progress. A miserable experience. You’d never be able to overtake, what with all the cyclists trundling in front of you, often two or three abreast, taking up the whole road.

Well… no. Actually overtaking in a car on this street is pretty easy.

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Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 20.10.46… It’s even easy to overtake with people cycling two abreast, in both directions.Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 20.10.17Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 20.10.58Even a very wide three abreast doesn’t present a significant problem.

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How on earth can it be easy to overtake when there are so many bloody cyclists in the middle of the road?

The answer is quite simple – the reason drivers can overtake easily…

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