Category Archives: Cycling

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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A year in review – talks, publications and writing, plus links to my ‘best-of’ lists

I began 2016 with a lengthy manuscript on the 1969-75 period of Foucault’s work, partly developed from the large sections cut from the manuscript of Foucault’s Last Decade. The main task accomplished in the first part of this year was … Continue reading

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2015 in review – talks, publications and writing, plus links to ‘best-of’ lists

I began 2015 with the manuscript of a book under the title Foucault’s Last Decade close, I thought, to completion. But it was far too long. In the end, I cut the first two long chapters out, and submitted a book … Continue reading

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My sabbatical rules for writing

I’m hoping to complete the manuscript for Foucault: The Birth of Power over the next 12 months – a sabbatical year and summer. I’ll be based in London most of the time. I’m also hoping to make considerable progress on the … Continue reading

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Cycling in Provence, including Mont Ventoux

Two years ago I posted about a cycling holiday in Provence, and I’ve just been back for four days. This time Susan and I went together, and she did a series of long hikes while I did some long rides … Continue reading

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Cycling in Melbourne – seven weeks and 1152 miles

I left Melbourne on Monday. It was a terrific, productive, interesting and enjoyable eight weeks. I’ve said a little about talks before, mainly in Sydney, and I’ll provide links to a recording of one other talk soon. I’ll doubtless say more about the … Continue reading

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Cycling Mont Ventoux

I took a few days off recently, to go to Provence for three days of cycling with a friend from the Geography department at Durham, John Thompson. We stayed in Bédoin and did a 45 mile ride the first day as a … Continue reading

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Cycling the Sea of Galilee

One of the things I did on my recent trip to Israel was to cycle round the Sea of Galilee. A cycle-path is being developed around much of this, but there are some parts where you need to use the … Continue reading

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More novels read in 2012

At the end of June I posted a list of the novels I’d read so far in 2012. Here are those I read between July and today the end of the year- not all are novels, as there are a few books about … Continue reading

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