Category Archives: Cycling

Leaving Grange

I can report that the 6-minute train journey from Grange-over-Sands to Arnside takes 2 hours on a bicycle: some of it into a headwind! You stick to the low roads that wind through distinctive limestone hummocks until it is no … Continue reading

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Barrow to Grange

I got off the train in Barrow-in-Furness and 15 minutes later was eating a second breakfast. I followed the Morecambe Bay Cycle Way and cycled between a gas terminal (with miniature flares) on one side and oystercatcher-friendly mudflats on the … Continue reading

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Utrecht to the Hook of Holland

Today was just putting in the kilometres to catch the ferry home. Yes, I did get lost in Delft – roadworks, which was my excuse the last time too. However, I did notice a couple of things: storks, different coloured … Continue reading

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Amersfoort to Utrecht: navigating by knooppunten

A bit hit and miss, but we got here. I don’t know what happened to knooppunt 39. Same procedure tomorrow for the much longer stage of Utrecht to the Hook via Woerden and Delft. I always get lost in Delft . … Continue reading

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Back in Berlin

A ride to Jüterbog along the skater routes – surprisingly undulating – and then a train to Berlin. Opposite the Nordbahnhof I noticed this building: It’s hard now to distinguish between the old East and West Berlins in the centre, … Continue reading

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Doberlug-Kirchhain to Schönewalde

A pleasant, if not particularly memorable, day’s cycling, following the Schwarze Elster for part of the way. I finally got round to taking a photo of a shop doorway in Kirchhain to represent all the brickwork I have admired over … Continue reading

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Fürstlich Drehna to Doberlug

This part of Germany is full of ehemalige this and ehemalige that . . . in the case of Crinitz, former potteries and a former railway station. Travels around here sometimes feel like dereliction porn. On a path through a … Continue reading

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