Category Archives: Cycling

The Early Foucault Update 19: A Writing and Cycling Retreat in the Peak District

I’m just back from a couple of weeks in the Peak District, in the south near Bakewell and the north in Holmfirth. The idea was to have a consolidated period of work on this book. The internet connection was somewhere … Continue reading

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Cycling across borders – Slovenia, Austria, Italy

Just back from a week on holiday in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. A little hiking but mainly cycling. Kranjska Gora is in the north-west of the country, close to the borders with Italy and Austria. I’ve crossed borders within the Schengen area … Continue reading

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Future work and summer plans – Shakespeare, Canguilhem, Lefebvre and back to Foucault

Although the Shakespeare Territories book is coming out in a few months, I’ve been back working on Shakespeare. Initially this was for a summary article of the book’s argument for a short article for Territory, Politics, Governance, which should be … Continue reading

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Cycling Tenerife – a ride from Caletillas to the Mount Teide observatories at Izaña

Over the Christmas and New Year period I was in Tenerife, for a holiday and some cycling. Unfortunately in the second half of the time there I was unwell, and had dizziness and balance problems, so did no further cycling. … Continue reading

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A year in review – publications, writing, talks, etc.

This is my last day of work in 2017. Tomorrow we head to Tenerife for ten days holiday, hoping for sunshine and lots of cycling. The last major work task I completed today was the copyediting queries for Shakespearean Territories. … Continue reading

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A week of cycling in Provence, including Mont Ventoux

Back from a great week of cycling in Provence, including an ascent of Mont Ventoux, and a 100km ride doing a complete circuit of it. Sunny and warm, although the Mistral made the first few days quite windy. It’s also … Continue reading

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Beginning work on the revision of Shakespearean Territories – and the climb that awaits at the end of it

Today I begin work on the revisions for Shakespearean Territories. At the end of this work – in about three weeks’ time – I’m off to Provence for a week of cycling, including Mont Ventoux.

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Work for the summer – Shakespeare, Canguilhem and Foucault

My last talk of the 2016-17 academic year was in Stockholm at the Nordic Geographers Meeting. This academic year, despite saying ‘no’ quite a lot, I gave twenty visiting talks, in seven different countries (UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, … Continue reading

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Resurrecting the Forgotten Bike Highways of 1930s Britain in Atlas Obscura

Sarah Laskow, Resurrecting the Forgotten Bike Highways of 1930s Britain in Atlas Obscura In the 1930s, Britain’s Ministry of Transport built an extensive network of bike highways around the country—at least 280 miles of paved, protected infrastructure dedicated to cyclists alone. … Continue reading

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Last week’s to do list

Just back from a good week’s holiday, cycling in Lanzarote. The hire bike was great fun – a BH G6 Pro. I borrowed one of these for a weekend in Australia a couple of years ago, in a slightly earlier … Continue reading

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