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Pigeon Post

Pigeon Post

The LASR was delighted to receive photos today from the Two Mikes, which arrived courtesy of  their preferred postal method (see image to right).  Apparently they would have been here sooner had the courier not been blown off course somewhere around Lowestoft  – the Editor apologises for the inconvenience.  With no further ado, a pictorial…

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An Update from Two Mikes!

An Update from Two Mikes!

After yesterday’s single transmission We have arrived in Koblenz (in Morse code), the LASR was delighted to receive a lengthy message from the Two Mikes that confirmed their journey was indeed GX to Harwich Ferry to Rotterdam to Venlo to Koblenz.  Those rumours of a detour to John O’Groats were simply untrue.  The stalwart pair described…

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A Night in Koblenz

A Night in Koblenz

The Two Mikes whizzed into Germany today (115 miles) and arrived in Koblenz in time to take in a few sights.  The city has a storied medieval history and occupies a strategic location (along the Mosel and Rhine rivers) that made it a hotly disputed property between Germany and France.  It is now a UNESCO…

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

The Two Mikes have been on the road now for two nights – 105 miles to Harwich Ferry on Tuesday and 125 miles yesterday to Urbanusweg Venlo (Holland).  The Internet waves have gone silent…. the LASR imagines them gambolling along sunlit canals past gently rotating windmills.  Breaks, of course, will be enjoyed in a sunny…

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Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

The LASR has many people who give selflessly to help the charity deliver food, comfort, advice and shelter throughout the year.  The Monday Volunteers pack for the ‘evening run’ week in and week out.  It is a pleasure to share a photo of them in action – with some additional assistance from local Waitrose manager…

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Ready…Steady…GO!

Ready…Steady…GO!

The Four Mikes on Bikes 2019 Tour has officially started, with Mike Carney and Mick Claridge leaving Gerrards Cross this morning, on the way to Harwich Ferry (105 miles).  The team were all smiles this morning as they got ready for departure. After ensuring that cleats were in position and helmets firmly fastened, the duo…

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The Sag Wagon

The Sag Wagon

Discussions with the Four Mikes have reassured the Editor that everything is well in hand for the upcoming 1,446 mile fundraiser.  They have clearly been training hard, and have all the gubbins necessary for a long bike trip – satnav, repair kits, comfortable saddles and a good supply of Clif Bars. And as the Four…

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Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

Having last completed a bike tour in 1988 with a map tacked to a handlebar bag and bubble wrap on the seat, the Editor suspects bike tech & equipment might have moved on just a tad bit in the last 30 years.  What will the Four Mikes on Bikes use to ensure they get from…

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Introductions (Part II)

Introductions (Part II)

The other half of the Four Mikes Quartet is Mike Burton and Fr Michael Spain, who will join Mike Carney and Mick Claridge on Saturday 18 May in Rheinmunster, Germany. After yesterday’s account of disciplined drills and eerie apparitions, the Editor was hoping that a new batch of Mikes might report a more indolent (and…

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Introductions

Introductions

Mike Carney and Mick Clardige will be starting the Four Mikes on Bikes 2019 Tour next Tuesday with a 100+mile ride to Harwich Ferry. With the combined wisdom of their years – the LASR editor knows this cumulative figure but has decided discretion is the better part of valour – the duo have been doing…

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