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About holmesinho

Happily married father of 2 living in Prestwich 5 miles north of Manchester, England. I cycle most days though mostly commuting and also enjoy running and triathlon.

On where we’re up to on the Prestwich High Street plans

Originally posted on Banging on about bikes:
It’s hard to say really. The whole thing seems to be a bit of a mess right now. I originally wrote about this scheme here: and those thoughts are still very much…

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Bike for sale, 2 careful owners

I’ve recently bought a Trek 7.4 hybrid through the work’s Cyclescheme to replace my default get-to-work-cycling-hack known as The Mighty Saracen. The Saracen isn’t broken but is due its winter service and although I don’t begrudge the amount of money … Continue reading

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I tried out a Velib hire bike in Paris a few years back and a Barclays/Boris bike in London a couple of years ago so as I was in Brussels for a fantastically beer filled stag party I thought I’d … Continue reading

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A happy ending

So I got my bike back! I didn’t think it would happen but it did. I’ll start with a quick time line: Sat 6th April 20:45 Parked my bike outside Ostrich pub on Bury Old Road Sun 7th 00:30 (ish) … Continue reading

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Feeling the love

Pride comes before a fall and here’s me looking particularly proud of myself on the Fuji single speed bike I owned for about a month. This photo was a bit of a joke between myself and my old cycling buddy JP … Continue reading

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I’m going to run the Great Manchester 10k Run backwards

April Fool’s Day would seem as good a day as any other to reveal to you my massive readership (have you put on a bit of weight recently?) that I’m going to be running the Great Manchester 10k backwards next … Continue reading

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Vous pouvez même visiter Rochdale!

If you were a child of the 80s who lived in Greater Manchester and listened to lots and lots of local commercial radio (particularly when you should have been focusing a bit harder on your homework) then you would have … Continue reading

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