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  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 as in Zen cycling

J 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 — Annette Begg
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
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 9:09 PM
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
Thursday, 08 May 2014 2:02 AM
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