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for 86,573 miles cycled in a year. On the 14th May 2017 Amanda Coker has set a new record for the greatest distance ridden in a year by any cyclist, male or female, after riding 86,573.2 miles in 12 months.   That is an average of 237.2 miles a day for […]

Congratulations to Amanda Coker


I bought this bike about 10 years ago, it had a particularly scrappy paint job which was almost deliberate to hide what it was.  The guy I bought it off had done a good job of sourcing appropriate components and had been in touch with Jack (the man himself) in […]

Jack Taylor Refurbishment Progress


A friend of Spindles has a barn that is full of things collected over the years so this Spring I had a look at the bikes he has stored.  Most of them are Raleighs however there is a Rudge and a Triumph amongst the collection. Here are some of the […]

Spring Barn Finds



This is a copy of the original Spindles Film that was produced in 2014 when Spindles and Sprockets, as it was then, lost its home at the community centre.  We made this film to help find new premises and put it on YouTube.   However the film used a soundtrack […]

Spindles Film






I discovered these TED talks yesterday by Jason Roberts who was a IT technologist turned inspiring urban architect.  Despite Donald Trump, there is hope in the world, in America and even in places like Dallas.  I’ve re-titled the original as we don’t have blocks in Corsham but we do have […]

How to build a better Community




I’m writing this as Chris Froome saunters towards Paris and about to win the 3rd Tour de France.  This is a quite remarkable achievment for Chris and for British cycling which only a few years ago were nowhere in the road cycling lexicon.  Its difficult to think of a similar […]

Chris Froome to Win 2016 Tour de France