Progress so far...

June 30th 2009 - 22 stone 4Ibs. Current weight - 17 stone 1Ib. Weight loss - 5 stone 3Ibs. Commuting miles - 3389.
Non commuting miles - 359. Mileage this week - 101 miles. Total mileage - 3748 miles.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

A good pedal today. Part 1.

Went for a bimble today over to Halfpenny Green Airfield which is  t'other side of Stourbridge with my mate Ski.

There was a good reason to go as it's roughly a 35 mile round trip and we'd get a brew as my old MTB mukka from back in the day Steve Wilkes (He's known to all as Wilksee) is a flying instructor there and runs his own flying school which is called Hadair, which is a pun on had hair as Wilksee is now as bald as a coot!

We set off about 0730hrs to get there for about 0900hrs. Wilksee is a notorious latey so his "I'll be there at 0830hrs" was taken with the usual large pinch of salt.

Route here:

The pedal started out over Romsley Hill and then flew down rather rapidly down to the main Hagley Road which took us eventually through Stourbridge towards Enville and the airfield.

At the top of the first proper climb of the day was where predictably Wilksee met us in his car. Running late as usual. He very kindly offered to give us a lift to the airfield but we did the honourable thing and refused him and pedalled there instead. I'm sure Ski wanted a lift!

Ski in road mode.

After the encounter with Wilksee we got to the airfield after another 20 minutes of pedalling.

Ski's Top Gun moment...

Wilksee's Flex wing aircraft.

My commuter parked up.

Ski taking 5.

Wilksee immediately put us to work opening the aircraft and doing helping do pre flight checks. Like we know what the hell we were doing! Obviously properly supervised of course!

We had a brew then and took 5 minutes, refilled our water bottles and then thought about buggering off back to my house.


  1. Great day.....maybe next time they'll take you up for a flight. Always great to drop in and check on what you've been up to.


  2. Funny you should say that Darryl... ;-)