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Indian schools

  Traveling around India with a Brompton in the winter of 2012 I heard these awful stories about the corruption which is so rife, and in the very inadequate schools for the poor, the teachers often don’t turn up as they are so poorly paid. So when I met Jon Ellis...
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Mag

Mag
  MAG Saves Lives. Builds Futures. A couple of years ago I arrived in Phonsavan, Lao, and visited the Plain of Jars, a still unknown mysterious ancient civilization that was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War. It happened to be on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.  25% of it’s villages are...
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SUSTRANS

SUSTRANS
  Britain’s National Cycle Network In the late 70′s a small army of committed volunteers spent three months constructing the first five miles of an old disused Midlands Railway track  into a cycling and walking path, which with many more route marked quiet country lanes became over 10,000 miles of pleasant cycling...
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6) Handling competition

This is a strange one as we are so brainwashed into achieving. How many miles have you done today? How long did it take to get up the mountain and did you walk? What! You put the bike on a train!?"I must have the state-of-the-art machine and equipment." (The world renowned...
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5) Recognising and handling fear

This is a big one. As soon as we are away from our comfort zone, we experience a form of fear which often drives us back to a position of the familiar. Now if you’re traveling in Canada and you see a bear up ahead,Or if you’re in the depths of...
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EUROTOPIA

To teach longing, the longing to live in community, is an easy enough task because many people already carry this longing within themselves. This book can offer support on that path from longing to realization. There are many people who are entirely unaware that there are differently oriented groups which come...
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Eurovelo

Eurovelo
  Cycle routes Most of us in the UK have no idea of the truly amazing cycling route development that is happening in Europe. With the support of EU grants, local government funds and the goodwill of land owners. An astonishing network of Long Distance trails is mostly traffic free and...
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4) Responding and befriending your surroundings

This is the contrast to precept 3. The idea is not to keep silent with a vengeance, but to retain a degree of conviviality. So if someone shows interest in your equipment or wonders where you’re from, be open and friendly. If you meet a poet along the track (this...
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3) Staying silent during the day

When I’m not cycling, I find myself being over-sociable, and generating too much interest and excitement. But on the bike the need to chat falls away as I focus on those points in precept 2. A passing wave or smile is all that’s necessary.
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2) Leave at home, cell phones, lap tops and music players

What we are trying to create is a sense of being in the now. This requires as little outside stimulation as is possible. One then notices one’s habitual tendencies and those familiar distractions. So one’s attention begins to focus on the slowly passing surroundings, bird sound, smell of the crops, changing temperature,...
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1) No sense of urgency

So as you cycle along mostly traffic free routes or very minor roads, even though you may have considered some kind of destination (e.g. camp site, staying with people, a city or town, even a railway station), try to avoid the tendency to constantly check the time or the distance to...
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Welcome to mindful Zycling

Please join me and take a few calculated risks and go beyond our every day comfort zone and experience through the joy of cycling our health, heart and humanity. To meet and share our life with a variety of others that we wouldn’t normally meet. I invite you to look...
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Guest — Tony Golding
Hi I heard about Les when someone gave me a copy of Fellowship News ,and I copied his story from that. I tried to contact the maga... Read More
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Tony, you quote an old friend of mine, Les Brown, as your inspiration for your recent birthday ride. I met Les and his wife,Jess, ... Read More
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