Sunday 6th bike ride

Today we were going out for a short bike ride (I just couldn’t be bothered this morning – too tired) but after we got to Steeple Morden, I was tricked in to going further. So instead of around 10 miles the ride ended up at 17 miles.

So here is the route:

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Saw a fair few cyclists many of whom were very friendly.
Weather was dull, but I’ve got a nice tan (compared to my usual porcelain colour) this year due to all the cycling!

Wednesday 19th bike ride

On Wednesday I went out on my own, so only did the route we refer to as “the block”. This route is as around 10.25 miles and is rather flat, so quite relaxing and a good indication of how fit we are getting as we always time how long this ride takes us.

So here is the route:

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Wednesday wasn’t a nice day to go for a long cycle ride because of the quantity of greenfly in the air. I spent the whole ride hating every minute and cycling as fast as I could to get home and remove the greenfly who had decided to hitch a ride… Due to this I completed the route in the shortest amount of time I’ve ever managed – 44 minutes!


Tonight we were supposed to have a pizza, but I remembered I might be eating lunch out of Friday so moved the meals around. So, two days early, here is the recipe for chilli:


1 large onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 tube of tomato purée
500g mince
1 x 400g, tin of kidney beans
1 x 400g, tin of (chopped) tomatoes
Cayenne powder
1 red chilli


Place the mince in a saucepan on a medium heat. While the meat is browning, cut up the onion, chilli and garlic.

Place the cut up ingredients and a dash of cayenne in to the saucepan and continue cooking for another 2 or 3 minutes.

Take the pan off the heat and add around half the tube of tomato purée. Stir well then place back on the heat for another 2 minutes, stirring to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Drain the kidney beans in a sieve and rinse with water. Add the tinned tomatoes and kidney beans to the saucepan. Add a good dash of oregano (we tend to use a third of the jar!)

Continue simmering for 45 minutes.

Serve with rice and/or garlic bread.