Skedaddle – Your flexible friend

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Spurred on by my previous victory at ‘the cornflake game’  ( see bottom for complex rules!)  6 years ago,  I thought this was going to be an easy victory, little did I know, I was on a Sardinian holiday with a bunch of Contortionists’ (yes i did need to use the spell check for that one!!!).
It was all going so well, until the final round where i was put to shame by our bendy bikers who all seemed to breeze the ‘flat pickup’  showing amazing dexterity with their tongues! (apart from Helen off course who languished in last place with me!!!!

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Newcastle is The Independent’s favourite city for Cycling

Which of England’s big cities is most likely to get the cyclist huffing and puffing? In other words, which of them is the hilliest? Central London is almost entirely flat. You have to head north to Hampstead and Highgate, or south-east to the Streatham/ Dulwich area before you find terrain that will start to test you. Manchester? Flat. Liverpool? Flat. Birmingham? Flat. Leeds has its moments, Sheffield more even more so, and Bristol is definitely hilly. But after cycling there last week, I think the honour must go to Newcastle. Continue reading Newcastle is The Independent’s favourite city for Cycling

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