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Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 2: Dvořák and Lego Museums

It was our second day in Prague, and so we had another day to spend doing tourist things in and around Prague. We had seen the biggest highlights on the first day, and so today we could go to a few more niche places. Our first destination was a farmer’s market just south of the… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 2: Dvořák and Lego Museums

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Czech Republic · Travel

Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 1: TSFH in Prague

Jacqueline and I woke up in our hotel room in Prague, ready to explore the city. We wandered into the old town, a relatively short walk from our hotel, and saw the many tourist shops and exchange bureaus that pepper the Prague centre. It was gloriously warm weather, and so we grabbed breakfast from one… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 1: TSFH in Prague

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Week 81: Henry VIII’s Tennis Court

Our trip to Roubaix concluded on Monday morning, and by mid-morning we were already back in the UK. Jacqueline stayed down in London, while I took both our bikes back in to Cambridge, making it in time for lunch. The week then took on a rather ordinary flavour from there, heading into the Cavendish to… Continue reading Week 81: Henry VIII’s Tennis Court

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Cycling · France · Travel

Roubaix Trip – Day 3-4: Watching Paris-Roubaix Live

The previous day, I had ridden over the 29 cobblestone roads of Paris-Roubaix in northern France. Today, it was the turn of the professionals. The plan was to go and watch the cyclists on the Carrefour de l’Abre, the fourth section of cobblestone roads from the finish line in Roubaix. But first, Jacqueline and I… Continue reading Roubaix Trip – Day 3-4: Watching Paris-Roubaix Live

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Cycling · France · Travel

Roubaix Trip – Day 2: Paris Roubaix Challenge

My alarm woke me at around 4 am. Today was the day of the Paris-Roubaix Ride. I was to attempt to ride the final 180 km of the course of the toughest one-day race in cycling: Paris-Roubaix. The race is famous for it’s 29 secteurs of pavé, or cobblestones, which help it retain its nickname… Continue reading Roubaix Trip – Day 2: Paris Roubaix Challenge

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Roubaix Trip – Day 1: Scramble to Roubaix

It was time for yet another trip. Jacqueline and I were headed to northern France for the weekend, for the Paris-Roubaix bike race. On Saturday, I would be riding the final two-thirds of the course, with the professionals racing through on Sunday. But first, we had to get there, from Cambridge. In the morning, I… Continue reading Roubaix Trip – Day 1: Scramble to Roubaix

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