Cycling past historic sites

Pitsford Reservoir

On a visit to Northamptonshire in November 2014 a of morning cycling took me past a number of sites including a civil war battle field, cold war missile launch pads, through Victorian railway tunnels, and the reputed inspiration for a Jane Austin novel.

The first site of note I passed was a disused airfield at Harrington. Originally build by the US Army during World War 2 it later became a launch site for Thor nuclear missiles during the late 1950s. Not a lot remains but the foundations of the launch pads can still be seen and the course of the runway is just about discernible. Continue reading “Cycling past historic sites”

Going 5 minutes quicker

I’ve completed the Cyclone 100km route for three years in a row and improved dramatically each year due to experience, more practice and a new bike.

The challenge for 2015 is to shave another 5 minutes off my time to get under 4 hours. Training starts in January (weather permitting).

Cyclone 2012
Cyclone 2012
Cyclone 2013
Cyclone 2013
Cyclone 2014
Cyclone 2014