A long time back we attended an excellent evening with a capacity crowd at the Sportpalais Antwerp, Belgium celebrating Within Temptation’s 15th anniversary. Given the occasion and the fact it was fully filmed it was assumed a video release would be forthcoming. Read More…
Whilst it was a long wait, time finally passed and we were once again travelling to another country to see Bryan Adams in concert. OK, whilst the reality that Cardiff is technically in another country it’s only a mere 60 miles away. Tickets were standing-only so budgeting time for queuing, we took the day off. Sadly the British weather wasn’t supportive of the plan with our journey taking over an extra hour in dismal driving conditions. Parking on Windsor Street allowed for trouble free arrival and departure free from any crowds/bottlenecks common with late night events.
Unusually for me I entered into more than one cycling event that had a fixed distance. These are nominally called Sportives and are a common pastime for those better looking in lycra than I. The Big Wheel event took in some of the Tour of Britain course around Wiltshire. Anyone who knows Wiltshire will know it’s not exactly flat but it’s also not going to trouble those who cycle fairly regularly.
My very first “sportive” entered – this one organised by Andy Cook Cycling. The cost was £28/rider and that provided entry, food provision at the halfway point and again upon return to Castle Combe. It seemed like a reasonably easy route although a mostly downhill trend towards the halfway was obviously mirrored on return.
After the disappointment of 2013, when the Yatton Keynell Wrong Way Round Ride was cancelled, I had a long wait anticipating what the return of the community ride would be for 2014. Sadly it wasn’t really something that I was interested in so it looked like I’d be without a challenge once again this year.