Snowdrops in Dore
Cycling Under the M1. Tinsley Viaduct
Bells and Birdsong in the Barbara Hepworth Garden
Click the photo to hear the bells of St Ia’s Parish Church, striking noon. Heard from The Barbara Hepworth Garden, St Ives.
Triple Tower Tour inc. Towednack
Thank you to the bands at Phillack, Towednack and Gulval for welcoming me to join them for Sunday service ringing at the start of our half term holiday in St Ives, Cornwall. With ringing at 8.45, 9.45 and 10.30 you can ring the full half hour at each church and still be back in St Ives with an hour to spare for browsing the Cornish pasties before lunch. When they popped a bottle of white wine on the stairs up to the belfry at Phillack I wondered for a moment what the plan was, but it turns out the stairs are the “wine chiller” ready for practice night. Towednack looked to have had red at their last practice 🙂 A touch of grandsire was very nice at Gulval and the colours of the camelias in the churchyard were breathtaking. Thank you. I had a fabulous morning ringing with you all.
Discs in Echelon, 1935
Potentially the earliest known prediction of Le Tour de France coming to Yorkshire was by Barbara Hepworth with Discs in Echelon, 1935. Their duality and separation evoking both the beauty of the bicycle yet the ferocity of the crosswind, in an organic and fluid form @Tate_StIves
Above and below the snow line
Sheffield. A 15 mile loop up to Owler Bar. Snow all around. Meanwhile back down in Ecclesall churchyard it was as though Spring were on the way. All Saints, Ecclesall.
Long Line and Lost Sheep
It’s all in the name. “Long Line” is a long road. It’s in a line. And it’s a climb. Perfect. And tonight it had some lost sheep on it, but we rescued them. Anyway, here’s the road.
It’s between Dore and Ringinglow if you want to try it out #sheffield #cycling
Roper Hill – Cycling at Sunset
Roper Hill, one of my favourite little climbs. Here it is in the low evening sun on a ride out to Redmires Reservoir, Sheffield.
UCI 2020 Revised Dates
Who knows if these will go ahead. But if they do, Strictly Come Dancing has some serious competition in the Autumn Winter ratings this year.