About

Introduction

Thank you for visiting this site - I hope you find it enjoyable and can hopefully find something here that you find useful. Use the search box in the top right corner of the page, or choose a category from the right side bar.

About me

I am not a cycling expert, but I am certainly enthusiastic about it. I rode a bike a lot as a kid, but stopped in my teens. When I was made redundant in 2006 and finished university in 2007, I borrowed my uncle's Schwinn Moab 3 and began riding again. When I found a job, I bought my own mountain bike and never looked back.

This website is loosely based on my learning experiences in cycling, whether it be discovering new routes, maintaining my bikes, watching competitive cycling or encouraging others to take up cycling.

It is the latter that has prompted me to set up the social aspect of Bishop Auckland Biking. Although there are plenty of recreational cyclists in the area, I think it would be great if more and more people rode their bicycles to work or into town or when visiting friends. Many of the big towns around Bishop Auckland (Spennymoor, Shildon, Newton Aycliffe, Crook, even Durham) are easily to travel to by bicycle using quiet roads and dedicated paths.

Get in touch!

Should you feel like it, you can drop me an email at any time. All content posted here will be shared on the major social networks, so if you are a Facebook fan, you can 'like' Bishop Auckland Biking here. Or if you prefer to tweet, follow @BishAuckBiking. You can also find this blog's content on Google+.

I've recently joined Instagram and linked my Strava account, so any photos I do take will be linked to a ride.

You will find these links in the right side bar of the blog at any time.

Sharing is caring

If you have enjoyed a post, or it has given you an idea please share with your friends! You can leave a comment and I will respond; conversation is welcomed and any feedback is encouraged.

Privacy policy

Like most websites these days, Bishop Auckland Biking uses cookies and analyses its visitors. This privacy policy outlines this.

Bishop Auckland Biking uses quite a few of Google's services. It is hosted using the Blogger service. This is how Google uses cookies.

Google Analytics is used to measure traffic to the site and how the site is viewed by you, the reader. All information is anonymous; I won't know who you are, just that someone looked at the site at sometime.

The information collected is used to see how the site is performing and where it can be improved. This is a common technique used by majority of websites today.

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Whilst Bishop Auckland Biking is not responsible for the adverts that are served, care is taken to ensure that all adverts are appropriate to the site. However if you do find an advert that you deem to be inappropriate, please report it to me (try to attach a screenshot if possible).

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