Pedal power

Been to Matlock on the bike. (Not one of these – a motorised version). Once there we watched a penny farthing race, to mark the 100th anniversary of the town’s Hall Leys Park. Penny farthings are extraordinary things. Funny to think they were once the bicycle of choice. They raced here back in 1911, apparently.

So it’s quite a day for anniversaries, it being (lest we forget) ten years since 9/11. I was on an eight hour train journey at the time from Split to Zagreb. We learnt what had happened when a Croatian guy who couldn’t speak much English tried to mime an aeroplane hitting a tall building. He also told us America was bombing Gadaffi. Prophetic?


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