Nottingham Life Cycles – The Last Lap

With sixteen other riders I cycled Sustrans ‘Lochs and Glens’ last weekend. It was the final cycling challenge of the final Nottingham Life Cycle. It began in Inverness; 200 miles later and rather fittingly from my standpoint, it ended in Glasgow. Life Cycle 7 has now raised £450,000 towards a target of £500,000 in support …

Centenary of the Students Union

2014 is the centenary year of our Students Union. What a marvellous landmark. So first of all, warmest congratulations. I could not find a picture of the Executive from 100 years ago, but did find one from 1923-24. As you can see, they set a high bar in terms of dress standards. The Union plays …

Life Cycle 3

On a recent visit to our School of Economics, I was asked ‘does this get easier each year?’ Psychologically it does help to have cycled over 1,000 miles, in that you have some sense of what is coming. But physically it most certainly does not get any easier: partly because 14 consecutive days in the …