Thursday, 16 June 2016

Back in the saddle...

It's always the season for cycling, but especially now during the UK's summer. And it's always the season for blogging, but for me, especially now when things are less busy.

So what's new? The wheels are still turning. Part of our busy-ness has been a new twist in the quest to find a permanent home for Corsham's Community Bike Project, Spindles and Sprockets. It found one, at last! (Read the sorry tale of Spindles' earlier plight, here). Smack, bang in middle of the High Street.


A proper shop. So, one of us has been busy working there part-time alongside his other job - the project has had to morph into a slightly more commercial venture in order to meet the costs of leasing a property.

Today's frugal top tip? Get on yer bike for a cheap journey, cheap exericise and cheap fun. And if your steed is rusty and you need some help to get pedalling again, take yourself and your wheels down to your local friendly bike repairer who'll sort it out for you...

Check out this blog's earlier no-lycra everyday cycling guide here!

And Spindles here!

10 comments:

  1. Sitting here in my dressing gown with towelled hair - just got home after cycling back from church in downpour of biblical proportions. Soaked to the skin. But I do not care. I am going to cycle more this summer if it kills me [and it may well do so!] Glad to hear about spindles!

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    1. Well done you! We had a similar downpour on Friday. I had read on your blog, that you are cycling more in Dorset. Good stuff, and I'm sure there are stats to prove that cyclists enjoy longer lives, so I don't think it will kill you!

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  2. Hi Sarah, good to hear news from your end of the world. It sounds like life continues to keep you very busy!
    Have a great day!

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  3. Excellent news. We've just got new bikes but will be sending our old ones to a similar recycling project. x

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  4. Glad you are well and doing productive things!

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    1. Your earlier comment helped direct me back this way, so thanks for commenting :-)

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  5. I love to see local and useful projects like this taking over the high street. Brilliant! What a marvellous cause to be involved in. You must be very pleased:)

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    1. Yes it's great that it all worked out in the end :-)

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