23 Jun 19
you don't choose your family

Richard Varey is the husband of Margaret Stamper, my 1st cousin 3x removed. Margaret was born in Kendal, Westmorland – her birth is registered in the March quarter of 1862. She was baptised on 4 May 1862. Her parents are William Stamper and Alice Rooking. Our common ancestors are Joseph Rooking and Mary Carradice – […]

21 Jun 19
Traynor On The Trail

It’s often said that with experience comes the ability to manage with less but starting with less is a far better tack to take. Not only starting with less but sticking with it. Camping is fun but, surely, the point of cycle touring is to enjoy the journey with its new places and people not battle with heavily laden bikes each day?

20 Jun 19
Press Release 24X7

Pannier Market Research: According to Planet Market Reports, the Global Pannier Market is estimated to reach xxx million USD in 2019 and projected to grow at the CAGR of xx% during the 2020-2025. The report analyses the global Pannier market, the market size and growth, as well as the major market participants. The analysis includes […]

19 Jun 19
you don't choose your family

Greta Turner is my 1st cousin 2x removed. Her parents are Alexander Turner and Jane Alice Brotherton. Our common ancestors are Thomas Turner and Mary Jane Carradice – my 2x great grandparents. Greta was born on 13 January 1919 in Clitheroe, Lancashire. On 10 August 1940 Greta married William James Jones at Moor Lane Methodst […]

15 Jun 19
Kmflett's Blog

Clock Time, Industrial Capitalism & the decline of the Railway Clock I use Paddington station frequently travelling between London and Cardiff. While waiting (as often) for the platform to be announced for the train earlier this week I glanced at the imposing station clock on Platform 1. Dotted around the station are also electronic digital […]

09 Jun 19
you don't choose your family

Alexander Turner is my great grand uncle – a brother of my my great grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Turner. His parents are Thomas Turner and Mary Jane Carradice (my 2x great grandparents). Alexander was born on 27 November 1884 in Clitheroe, Lancashire. In the 1901 census Alexander has an occupation as “rope minder (or winder) in […]

28 May 19
Peter’s Blog

This is my story (or blog in 21st century parlance) of a short cycling tour through the west country, and then onto my sister’s house in Teddington. I seem to have fallen into a habit these last few years of turning the annual club hostel weekend into a tour of my own, so when Barry […]

26 May 19
Beating The Bounds

Or: A Promise Fulfilled B on his bike. Not the fat man. The actual Easter Weekend was at the end of our fortnight off. The Surfnslide crew were scheduled to join us and, in the run up to the weekend, although we were all, as ever, excited about the impending visit, the Dangerous Brothers in […]

24 May 19
Webb studios

Background and build-up The Tonypandy riots were a series of clashes between local miners from Rhondda Valleys and local and metropolitan based riot police that took place on the 8th and 9th of November 1910. The cause of these events were the efforts of a group of mine owners known collectively as the Cambrian Combine, […]

11 Nov 18
A Roscommon Randonneur

Event Info Name: Angel of Mons 200Date: Sunday 11th November 2018Event Type: Organized CalendarStart Point: Fairview, DublinNumber of other riders: ~40 Stats Angel of Mons 200 Strava LinkActual distance: 207 kmOverall elapsed time: 11 hrs 05 mins 20 secsAverage overall speed: 18.6 kphTotal riding time: 8 hrs 41 mins 27 secsAverage riding speed: 23.8 kph Weather Wind: LightPrecipitation: NoneTemperature: ~6°C Equipment Bike: Condor FratelloTyres: Continental GP4000 IIsLuggage: Carradice BarleyBottom Layers: LongsTop Layers: Rapha Long […]

04 May 19

MASADA by Phil Carradice Mass Suicide in the First Jewish-Roman War, c. AD73 This is another title from Pen & Sword in the “History of Terror” series.  128 pages, soft cover. Masada, in case you are unaware, was a mountain top fortress in Judea, where Jewish men, women and children fought off veteran Roman legions […]

27 Apr 19
The Book Lover's Boudoir

In a Middle-Eastern state, Yaniv plans to follow in his father’s soldiering footsteps – he wants to travel, adventure and respect. So the offer to escort some stargazers on a mysterious journey seems like a great chance. But his first mission isn’t as straightforward as it is expected to be. Along the way Yaniv meets […]

26 Apr 19
Roath Local History Society

  Ernest Willows – the aviator Ernest Willows constructed a number of airships, the naming of which probably didn’t take up too much of his time.  Willows 1, powered by a motorbike engine, was constructed in his workshop in East Moors Cardiff in 1905 when he was just 19 years old. In 1910, in Willows […]

25 Apr 19

English | February 20th, 2019 | ISBN: 1526728656 | 123 Pages | EPUB | 13.35 MB The tragic history of Queen Mary I and her brief reign of terror against Protestants in sixteenth century England-includes illustrations. When Mary Tudor, eldest daughter of Henry VIII, succeeded to the throne of England in 1553, she enjoyed a […]

15 Apr 19
the man from icon

The second Kingston Wheelers audax of the season and the 300km one in their Paris-Brest-Paris qualifier series. Due to the early start we went up the night before to sleep over on the scout hut floor, same as for Wander Wye last year. As with the WW I was riding with Simon. It’s cold when […]

14 Apr 19
A Few Spokes Shy of a Wheel

With rain holding off until evening, I took a muggy ride this morning. I stopped at my local Safeway to buy three things: castile soap (for my bike tour), oatmeal (for my bike belly), and Woolite (for my holey sweaters). They only had oatmeal. It’s not a very good store. So I rode three more […]

13 Apr 19
Braes City Rouleurs

When we first set out on this road to discovery, the premise was and still remains to uncover and champion the amazing subculture of creative souls that are drawn to this cycle life ( like a deodorant can to a village bonfire).   So when we recently discovered and got lost in a story so unique […]