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All Hands on Deck

I’m told “The nonprofit Project Drawdown, which compiles research from an international coalition of scientists, says that “a plant-based diet may be the most effective way an individual can stop climate change.” Adopting such a diet should be our first … Continue reading

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Rewilding with George Monbiot and Alan Watson Featherstone.

You would have had to book well in advance to get a seat in Exeter University’s Forum last week. The auditorium was packed, and an air of quiet expectation permeated the room. We weren’t disappointed. Within minutes, George Monbiot’s powerful … Continue reading

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An innovative approach to political campaigning

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Best Wishes for a Happy and Restful Solstice and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year

Hi Everyone, I just want to check in to wish you all best wishes for a happy and restful Winter Solstice  and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. I’m sorry I haven’t offered you any new writing for a while … Continue reading

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Bring Your Own Boat.

In the middle of a sleep-deprived, turbulent night some bright spark must have sat up sharp and decided that running a good restaurant simply isn’t difficult enough. No. What you really need for that added challenge is a barely accessible … Continue reading

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The Grit in the Grease

For those of you who’ve been wondering where I’m making my connections between cycling, meditation and other Buddhist ideas, here’s a draft of the prologue to my forthcoming travelogue. I’d love to know what you think. Prologue: The Grit in … Continue reading

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Form, Emptiness and the Great Tit of Zen

Mindfulness. Pedalling around all over the place is all very well, but sometimes I need stillness and contemplation. In his book The Power of Now, Ekhart Tolle says that he has “lived with several Zen Masters – all of them … Continue reading

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Woman receives suspended sentence & 12 month driving ban for causing death

Originally posted on Buffalo Bill's Bicycle Blog:
The CTC's Road Justice site has updated their post on the death of Julian Evans, who was killed in October 2012 whilst riding a bike in Suffolk, with details of the sentencing…

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The Prisoner’s Dilemma

As I’m busy on other writing projects today, I just wanted to reblog this nice little piece by Ben Knowles of Sustrans. Enjoy.  

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A thousand cyclists ‘play dead’ to protest deaths.

Last week, more than a 1,000 cyclists blocked London traffic as they lay in the road and ‘played dead’ outside the Transport for London offices to protest about recent road deaths; there were six in the last month in London. … Continue reading

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