Category Archives: The Push Hog Diaries

The Push Hog Diaries: Epilogue

Such a lot has happened since I last diarised, Bradley ‘Wiggo’ Wiggins became the first Brit to win the Tour de France and also won the Olympic Time Trial. Not forgetting David ‘The Gong is in the Post’ Brailsford masterminding … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 16 – The Big G Grimpeurs Des Wolds Cyclosportive 2012

On Saturday 21st July 2012 I took part in The Big G – Grimpeurs Des Wolds Cyclosportive organised by Hull Thursday Road Club. If you’ve been following ‘The Push Hog Diaries’ over the last couple of months you will know … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Rest Day IV – The East Yorkshire Classic

Every year towards the end of July the small market town of Beverley hosts a weekend of cycling, starting on a Friday evening with the East Yorkshire Classic, followed by The Big G Grimpeurs des Wolds Cyclosportive on the Saturday, … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 15 – More Tea Vicar?

Wind, I had plenty of it when I set off to North Newbald on Sunday 15th July, on what could be my last training session before The Big G – Grimpeurs des Wolds Cyclosportive. The problem with wind is that … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 14 – The Devil’s A**e Hole

I will begin with a word of advice, if somebody tells you to take a ride out to Brantingham to climb Spout Hill, ignore them, they either (a) Enjoy climbing (not necessarily on a bike though) or (b) Don’t like … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 13 – Man v Mountain Small Insignificant Hill In East Yorkshire

It is absolutely pissing it down and I’m sat in my car, in a lay-by, on Littlewood Road, waiting for the Hull Thursday Road Club Newbald Time Trial to begin. I’ve seen a lot of riders pass by on their … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 12 – The Fog

Last week I spoke to a couple of more experienced cyclists, one of which was good enough to supply me with a list of the 20 hardest climbs in the local area. The list was published by Hull Thursday Road … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Rest Day III – How To Peel An Orange In Your Pocket

Guess what? …its raining again! So I’ve decided that I’ll write about one of my guilty pleasures, saving money. I know it’s a running joke that Yorkshire Folk are tight, no doubt propaganda started by those pesky Lancastrians, however in … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 11 – Cumbrian EPO

Every Thursday for the past five weeks I’ve arranged to go for a training ride with Marvin, my fellow Big G‘er, but every week it’s either rained or we’ve had to cancel for some other reason. Thursday 28th June was … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 10 – (Back) On The Road Again

♪♫”On the road again” “Goin’ places that I’ve never been” “Seein’ things that I may never see again” “And I can’t wait to get on that road again”♪♫ [Willie Nelson, 1980] On Monday 25th June, although for most of the … Continue reading

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