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50th blog

The Road to Sotonia

I tell people that I’ve done more cycling outside the club than in it. This is true, but as a member of Sotonia I’ve had more fun than at any time in my cycling career. Cycling life started at the age of 10 when my brother joined the Kingsgate and Venta Road Club. My father
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How Sotonia has changed my life (for the better)

Although I’ve ridden a bicycle since the age of seven – my first had solid wheels instead of proper tyres – it wasn’t until I was in my late 50s that I was introduced to road cycling, by my neighbour Oscar Lavanchy. I had just survived a stressful managerial position at the
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Racing with Sotonia

Just over a year ago I decided that I wanted to get into cycling, I’d never done any sport before but loved all things fast. I joined Sotonia, starting with some of the skill sessions which were incredibly helpful, especially in the long term. Not long afterwards, I did my first
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My life cycling

It all started as an 80’s bmx kid. Spending many a weekend trying new tricks and taking the train to Southsea skate park. Then came college and cycling became just a mode of transport for a poor student. Not sure how I became what my wife calls a ‘spandex warrior’ as getting past
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