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Managing Expectation

Managing Expectation

This short article was first written in May 2016 about the Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and was written as the Admin of the SpeedX Riders Facebook Group.  The SpeedX Leopard bikes were delayed, and some backers were becoming very impatient....

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Growing your business

Growing your business

Growing your business in difficult times Have you ever asked yourself the question “How did they find that business?” or “How did he find that job?” because you didn’t hear anything about it. The answer is probably by Networking or through ‘the grapevine.’ The old...

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Networking Skills 1

Networking Skills 1

In the days when I had a 'proper job' and wore a suit most days, I used to help entrepreneurs and business people with their Sales, showing them and working with them how to be better sales people and improve their business bottom line. I ran a series of Networking...

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Urban Myths

Urban Myths

Cyclists shave their legs to faster and other urban myths Have you heard the one about...  the lady who bought a cup of coffee at a MacDonald's drive through... put it between her legs - drove off and crashed her car and sued MacDonald's for millions, because the...

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Spam #1

Spam #1

The Curse of the 21st Century This short article is all about the curse of the 21st Century – SPAM Not one of my favourite food products, the excellent chopped pork and ham made by the Hormel Company – but those insidious e-mail messages that appear in your computers...

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Road Cycling – The Basics #3

Road Cycling – The Basics #3

Cycling Clothing: Lycra is a cyclist’s best friend! To enjoy road cycling, you need to wear the right type of clothing; however, this does not mean that you have to fill your wardrobe with Lycra. It does help with your comfort if you wear some clothes that are...

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Road Cycling – The Basics #2

Road Cycling – The Basics #2

Which Bike is Best for you? Before buying your road bike, you need to spend some time thinking about a) What are you going to use it for and b) How much can you afford to spend? The more thought you give to this, the easier it becomes to buy the best bike for you! Why...

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Road Cycling – The Basics #1

Road Cycling – The Basics #1

Road Cycling - The Basics #1 Road cycling has been a hobby verging on a passion of mine for the last few years. But while I have a number of years of experience, it’s easy to forget that there are beginners just starting out. Sometimes it’s important to go back to...

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Press Release – Etape Mercia

Press Release – Etape Mercia

Draft press release – Wallasey (Merseyside) Media - May 2013 WALLASEY BUSINESSMAN SWAPS BUS PASS FOR BIKE IN MEMORY OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS Local businessman Paul Ashbury has no plans to use his new bus pass at 65, instead he’ll be getting on his bike to raise money for...

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Bus Gate + Crashes – Tour de France

Bus Gate + Crashes – Tour de France

Well, Stage 1 of the 100th Tour de France has just finished… 22 teams and 198 riders started out from Porto-Vecchio at the southern end of Corsica to ride the 213km to Bastia in the north of the island. A day designed for the sprinters, that could have seen Mark...

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A Field of Dreams

A Field of Dreams

"Build it and they will come" was the tag line to the Kevin Costner film - "Field of Dreams". In 1952, the then Department of Environment, Planning and Development Secretary John Silkin announced that a new town would be built 30 miles north of London in Stevenage....

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