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End to bad vibrations? Perhaps

ADMITTEDLY, there aren’t a lot of cobbles up this way. Sure, there is Swiss Hill over in Cheshire, then there is that little stretch into the woods near Banks and even that little bit before…

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Killer Hills – No.7 Bwlch Penbarras

AFTER a few Killer Hills in Lancashire, we were thinking it was high time that we left our comfort zone and tackled a genuinely nasty climb. When I say ‘we’, I mean that the editor…


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Killer Hills – No.6 Crows Lane

OK, ok. Yes, this feature is called ‘Killer Hill’ and, yes, we know that Crows Lane near Dalton in West Lancashire cannot really be considered a ‘killer’, but stick with us on this and we’ll…


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Canal Kerin Racing

SO, it’s probably been the worst or best winter – depending on whatever way you want to look at it – in Glasgow for more than 30-odd years, writes Brian Sweeny. The place has been…


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Killer Hills – No.5 Quernmore

I AM not sure Queen Victoria ever rode a bicycle. No, not that ‘Queen Vic’, the original. You know, the Monarch? Anyway, Her Royal Highness owned an adult tricycle, but I’d guess it might have…


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Unsung hero: Ken Beck

CYCLING is a funny old game. Riders needlessly sacrificing themselves so that a single indiviual can take all the glory, bask in the limelight and reap all the rewards. Some are happy just to be…


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Killer Hills – No. 4 Waddington Fell

MOST hill climbs in the UK can be approached from either direction and with Waddington Fell, the Newton side is definitely the hardest. From the Waddington village side, it’s a pretty straight road. You can…