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The Spirit Of Adventure

Well hello there!
In the last newsletter, I ran a giveaway, and I'm happy to announce that the winner is... ... Kate!
I already emailed Kate and am happy to say the cycling jersey and bib shorts will soon be in the post!

While it may now be summer school holidays in the UK, it's undeniable that the days are getting noticeably shorter, and autumn is on the horizon. I'm still planning one more reasonable-sized cycling adventure this year - I need to go cycle the re-worked version of my Brighton Bimble GoCycle route. That will only happen in September.

How about you? What adventures are you planning?

Roy had an amazing cycling adventure in France - look out for his 3-part series that will soon be published on WillCycle.

Andy's planning many adventures, including a 3 to 4 day coast-to-coast ride, between Lowestoft and Weston Super Mare 9that's a huge coast-to-coast ride!) and also the Dunwich Dynamo.

Kate has cycled the Big Ride for Palestine, an annual charity bike ride that she's supported since 2016. The ride goes from Swansea to Bristol, along a 160 mile route, over three days. Kate was on of around 260 riders, making it the largest Big Ride for Palestine so far. The ride is to raise awareness of the daily life of children in Palestine and how people cope there, and you can read more here:

They raise funds for the Middle East Children's Alliance, who give children in refugee camps the chance to cycle and play other sports. One year they raised enough to build them a playground in Gaza. They're particularly keen to help girls to learn how to cycle and to develop cycling skills. Most of these children are really traumatised because of what they have lived through.

May all the café stops have secure bike parking and an empty table when you visit!

The Blast From The Past button is quite straightforward: with every edition, I link a random old WillCycle post to it. If you click it, you will see what old WillCycle post it takes you to.
The button will only ever point at WillCycle.

The Good News

Lyme disease, spread by ticks, is awful, and can leave people with debilitating effects, lasting over a decade, or more.
However, there's hope for a new vaccine, after research found trials to be extremely effective.

Did You Know...?

Smell impacts on our brain's ability to remember? Scientists at the University of California recently found that the smell of simple fragrances to boost cognitive performance in older people by as much as 226%.

What Did You Miss On WillCycle?

Kit Review - Profile Design aero bars & risers

Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Aero bars on a touring bike? Yes, I fit Profile Design Legacy II aero bars to my touring bike. My primary motivation was not to gain any aerodynamical improvements. No, instead I wanted a way to get weight off my hands and wrists, especially on longer rides. I intentionally left it some time before doing a review, …
Kit Review - Profile Design aero bars & risers

Kit Review - Nebo Mycro head torch

Kit review of the Nebo Mycro head torch.
Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Head torches are severely under-rated, and are critical bits of kit. They come in extremely useful when cycle commuting, cycle touring and when camping. On night-time rides, riders who use battery lights are usually able to remove their lights to illuminate parts of their bike, for example when mending a puncture. Us lot who ride with dynamo …

Showcased products

Beer Ride cycling cap

£14.00 £12.00

These caps are reduced to clear Once sold out, I won't be restocking, as I'm stopping the sales of cycling caps.
Beer  Ride  cycling  cap

Zombie cycling cap

£14.00 £12.00

Reduced to clear
Zombie cycling cap

Random Internet Link

Ever wanted to remove the background in a video? Well, what once used to be possible only for large design or effects studios is now available to anyone. Yes, even to you: simply visit Unscreen!

And Finally...

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