A Bicycle Beano bonanza

You wouldn’t guess it from this website, but I like to think that I’m not that into nostalgia. However, recently various conversations {2} have led to trying to remember when I first/last went to a particular place on cycling holidays with Bicycle Beano {3}. Many of these were as a helper/crew member, so some might… Continue reading A Bicycle Beano bonanza

Glastonbury 40th

It’s 40 years since my one and only visit to Glastonbury Festival in 1982, travelling from Lambeth Walk in Rob’s yellow VW Transporter. I remember enjoying performances from Jackson Browne, Judy Tzuke, The Chieftains all from close to the stage, while only taking Van Morrison in from a distance as I’d been put off by… Continue reading Glastonbury 40th

Digitising the 1980s

Working through old community newspaper images held in Southwark Archives for the SE1 Stories exhibition inevitably got me looking at my own photographic archive from the 1980s. This consists of around a thousand black and white negatives neatly filed away, a smattering of prints (some now fading away) plus half a dozen processed colour films.… Continue reading Digitising the 1980s

45 years of cycle campaigning

10th anniversary

I was wondering when it might be possible to claim 50 years as a cycle campaigner. The ‘Early London cycle campaign’ page suggests some involvement since at least the spring of 1975 – participating in a national rally and creating a report on, and guide to, cycling in the borough of Greenwich. I’m fairly sure… Continue reading 45 years of cycle campaigning

Leaving London 20 years on

It’s 20 years since I had a “leaving London” bash in Forest Hill’s Wetherspoons, a converted old cinema. Loads of space and attractive decor, unlike some. A few weeks before the actual move, there was a good turn-out of friends, mainly connected with the LCC Sunday cycle rides crew. Here’s a couple of photos.

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