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The London and Slough Run was established in 1984 to support the homeless and people in need.

All Roads Lead to Rome

All Roads Lead to Rome

Ladies and Gentlemen, drum-rolls please! Today, the Four Mikes on Bikes left Montefranco and cycled 76 miles to Roma.  As they departed this morning, the Mikes were all smiles.  After all it was a beautiful day and they were almost there.  They hadn’t seen Grims for several days (he must have heard about that 24-hr…

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The Road to Montefranco

The Road to Montefranco

On Monday, the Four Mikes on Bikes hit the road again, riding 60 miles from Assisi to Montefranco.  Along the way they detoured to see the Marmore Falls, built by the Romans and the tallest man made waterfall in the world.   The day was sunny and clear, and the Editor awaits pictures of Mick Claridge…

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Bikes Galore

Bikes Galore

A few pictures from the group ride to Assisi:

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Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm in the Middle

A blog by Mick Claridge: Day Infinity   (Subtitle: Malcolm in Trouble) As we rode into Laverna it had always been the plan to take the long way round the mountains, rather than go over them.  Riding south along the range, I began to sing, starting with ‘She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes’,…

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Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun

Over the past few day, the Four Mikes have travelled through central Italy from Tole to Florence (75 mi) to Chiusi della Veran (51 mi) to Via Vermigioli (62 mi) and onward to Assisi (17 mi) where they will have a day of rest tomorrow. The Tour is raising money for the London & Slough…

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Zen and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance

A naive reader might suppose that a successful tour requires only that each rider sustains his inner Mike through good food, the right clothing and not getting [too] lost going from A to B each day. But spare a thought for the bike – two thin wheels, a light frame and a chain – that…

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Catching up with the Mikes

Catching up with the Mikes

After their rest in Venice, the Mikes went silent and the Editor feared the worst. After all, they were riding in a country with the only active volcanoes in Europe, whose national animal was the wolf, and where there were half a million visits to exorcists each year. Mick still had Grims on his tail,…

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Respite in Venice

Respite in Venice

Sunday was a day of rest for the Four Mikes (phew!) in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, with visits to St Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs. The Tour is raising money for the London & Slough Run; you can make a donation at:https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/4mikesonbikes

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