Test blog entry: please ignore!

Some users have reported issues with commenting on posts. I am investigating these issues to try and work out what’s happening: it looks like it might be an issue with SquareSpace’s inbuilt commenting system, so I’m carrying out a few tests.

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Dons Trust election: what are your big issues?

I have decided to stand for election to the Dons Trust board. It’s a decision I’ve been mulling over for some time, and have been encouraged to do by a few people. I’ve swung between thinking it’s something I should do and thinking I should run a mile: putting myself forward for public scrutiny is quite a scary prospect! So what has convinced me to do it?

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Cycling in Pantani country

Back at the start of October I spent a week cycling in Northern Italy with members of my cycling club. We stayed in Emilia-Romagna, a region on the Adriatic coast to the south of Venice. It’s an area that doesn’t automatically spring to the mind of many British cyclists when they sit down to plan a trip abroad, but legendary Tour de France winner Marco Pantani once said had everything he needed for Grand Tour training: combinations of flat terrain and challenging climbs.

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