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The Animals Come in Two by Two

The Animals Come in Two by Two

The LASR asks readers to cast their minds back two days to Saturday (we realise this is difficult on a bank holiday weekend, but please do try). The Four Mikes are riding to Padua and the storm clouds are gathered low. Then the deluge hits, with thunder and lightning and buckets of rain. The Mikes…

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Frequent Cycler Miles

Frequent Cycler Miles

The Editor is proud to announce that Mike Carney and Mick Claridge have now clocked 1,000 miles of riding for the Tour, reaching the milestone during today’s ride to Padua, Italy. Well done!

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Viva l’Italia!

Viva l’Italia!

On Friday the Four Mikes crossed from Austria into Italy over Brenner Pass (4,495 ft), on their way to Borgo Valusugano (53 miles). The scenery continued to be beautiful and the weather thankfully dry. As the Mikes are coping well with the long miles, weather conditions, steep climbs and bike repairs, it was clearly time…

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Don’t Fear The Reaper

Don’t Fear The Reaper

Readers may recall from an earlier post that Mick Claridge reported seeing an unearthly figure on one of his training rides. It seems that individual – we’ll call him Grims – has taken a shine to our Mick, or to Mick’s cycle. (It is hard to tell which.) During a recent rain-filled climb on the…

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The Hills are Alive….

The Hills are Alive….

Wednesday brought an end to the perpetual rain of the past few days, and not a minute too soon, as the Four Mikes on Bikes Tour left Germany today for a 51-mile ride to Steinach-am-Brenner in Austria.  Mike Burton gave the LASR an update on the day: Today we saw something that had been severely…

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The Tuesday Report:  Here comes the rain again….

The Tuesday Report: Here comes the rain again….

Following on last night’s rain theme, Malcolm has just drowned the Editor with  yesterday’s pictures (get the pun?) and here are some from Tuesday’s precipitous ride:   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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Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy Days and Mondays

The title above should have included Sundays and Tuesdays, as the Four Mikes on Bikes have been battling some wet and wild weather the past few days.  Having reached Donaueschingen Germany (82 mi) on Sunday, they rode 110 miles to Kempten on Monday, and a further 60 miles to Garmisch-Partenkirchen today.  All in the rain. …

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Lydia, the Plucky LASR Van

Lydia, the Plucky LASR Van

As the Four Musketeers continue their cycling adventure on behalf of the London and Slough Run, we ask readers to spare a thought for an unheralded member of the troupe: Lydia, the LASR van.  When told she was going on a trip to southern Europe, Lydia envisioned whirling down La Grande Corniche into Monte Carlo,…

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The Four Musketeers

The Four Musketeers

Malcolm sent this nice photo of the Four Mikes before they set off for Donaueschingen Germany (82 miles) this morning.  This is the first time the Editor has been able to lay hands on a group photo of the foursome for this trip  – they have been rarer than hen’s teeth – and the LASR…

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The Full Complement

The Full Complement

Having done the fair thing and given the Two Mikes a decent head start, the rest of the Four Mikes on Bikes team (Mike Burton, Fr Michael Spain, Malcolm Johnstone and Denese Kennedy-Diggins) set off  this morning in the plucky LASR van to catch them up. They were all smiling at departure, which is always…

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