Movember 2016

Have you noticed that I look a bit different lately? I’m growing my moustache for 30 days and it’s not just a bold fashion statement. I’m doing it to raise funds for the Movember Foundation, and I need your support. Please make a donation to my moustache!

http://mobro.co/marcushowarth

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Update: 6th December


This is the transformation witnessed at our house on Saturday night:

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Yes, this is what everyone has had to put up with for the past month!

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What’s that under his nose you ask? it became affectionately known as the squirrel.
Scarily, some started to think he suited it!

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There was a point to it of course, and that was to raise sponsorship for a cause that isn’t often highlighted, if you can support it too please see my Mo space
http://mobro.co/marcushowarth

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Half size bath in #Wissant for #tripadvisor as the #Stig

Reviews of Hotels, Flights and Holiday Rentals

This was a very small bath in a hotel in Wissant, France we stayed at. I very much doubt this picture will appear on our review.

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Cycle To Work Day 2015

OK, no surprise here, I’ll be cycling to work (as I do every day!) but next week I’ll be going that little bit further as I’ve convinced Helen to join too by promising I’ll get her to Victoria and back.

We’ll go in via Morden Hall park and as many quiet routes as I can find then stop for a pint on the way back in Balham. I’ll definitely avoid Vauxhall.Cycle To Work Day

 

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Return to the Ionian

In July 2015 we chartered Sirius, a Bravia 37 in Corfu and explored Paxos and Anti Paxos.

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Matt LeBlanc’s ringtone from “Episodes”

Talking about Episodes yesterday and how Matt LeBlanc has kept that same ring tone since the first series. Turns out it’s Two Time by Syd Dale and someone has made a shortened version for the iPhone. I had some time before the train arrived in town so I used a service by ZamZar to covert it to .ogg for my Android and saved under Ringtones.

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Not sure how long this will last but every time I hear it it makes me chuckle!

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Highwaycode rule #129 and Morden Rd

I hate this stretch of road sometimes. There are solid white lines to prevent vehicles from overtaking on approach to the brow of a hill, but this rule in the Highway Code gives car drivers the excuse to ignore them, make an unsafe pass potentially having to cut in to avoid an oncoming car they didn’t see.

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Every night on my commute home I see cars, HGVs and coaches straddling these double solid lines to pass cyclists, most are not slowing down traffic and doing more than 10mph, so in effect these drivers are contravening rule 129. Over the brow of the hill is a 30mph speed camera that everyone brakes for, and only then, a cycle lane starts!

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Needless to say I’ve never seen a car stopped for an unsafe pass.

My quick win #Space4Cycling suggestion would be “Do Not Overtake Cyclists” signs, then convert the path to a cycle lane and make the other side pedestrian only??? Maybe divert some police resource from red light jumping duties to watch this spot for dangerous driving.

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Campaign election candidates via #VoteBike

Campaign election candidates via #VoteBike

Campaign election candidates via #VoteBike

 

 

 

 

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