Ian started biking in earnest at the ripish age of 42 when he happened upon, what
can best be described as, a bike with only a few pedal turns left in it. How Ian
kept it going for the next few years and even had the temerity to call it his ‘Silver
Dream Racer’ is beyond belief.
His long suffering wife has somehow managed to tolerate his obsessions over the years.
This one took over from his days as an inaccurate quick bowler and a murderous hockey
player - much to the relief of the more refined games players of Suffolk.
He has kept diaries of all his rides and has used these, to good effect, to give
talks about his travels -do contact him (if you dare) if you would like him to
give a talk to your club or organisation - and has written seven books.
All his rides have ended up providing money for charities ranging from Friends of
the Earth to the Restoration Funds for for both Church and Village Hall in the village
of Walsham-le-Willows in Suffolk.
Although Ian might be thought of as a ‘One Trick Pony’, he was for many years was
the editor of the Walsham Observer, the village magazine, and has produced two compilations
of poems and light verse as well as a book of puzzles, all of which appeared in the
magazine during his years as editor.
Just for fun you can also access videos, some related to his cycling exploits, as
well as those which were produced for fun and promoting other non-cycling events.