The Dartmoor Classic Sportive has its 13th outing tomorrow. Nine years ago I did the 100 miler; this is how I recorded it at the time . . .
Stephen, Eddy and I were migrants, borne from a mix of races thrown into the melting pot of South Wales. Our grandparents had, for the most part, been escaping agricultural poverty. The mines and steelworks provided secure, albeit dangerous, employment; and organised labour gave birth to a political movement which changed the social fabric of … Continue reading Journey by Bike: Geometry Lessons
The trip to Porthcawl was punctuated by stops. Chief amongst them was a chip-shop in Talbot Green . . .
"Porthcawl . . . let's go to Porthcawl." Stephen was the only one of us with a 'proper' bike . . .
Bespoked, the handmade bicycle show in Bristol, is the annual showcase for handmade bicycles in the UK, if not the whole of Europe. This year, 'Team HEVANS' attended the show with a selection of handmade bicycles: The three completely different bikes attracted quite a bit of attention from the visiting public. First up was my … Continue reading Bespoked 2019
Leaving England firmly behind, we headed for foreign parts . . . Scotland. First stop was to visit my sister and family in Bridge-of-Weir, near Glasgow. Unfortunately, this was only a passing visit, but we did enjoy a wonderful meal accompanied by my two young nephews, Gwyn and Llewellyn, who despite their Welsh sounding names … Continue reading The Bongo Tour 2018: 3
Wales has been left behind and the open road unfolded before us, leading to exotic lands of . . .The NorthFirst stop was S's old Uni pal Maureen (& family) in Halifax. A relaxing two days when all I had to do is eat and drink beer because S and M talked without drawing breath … Continue reading The Bongo Tour 2018: 2