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Lindsay Shaw

Member since: Friday, 01 February 2019
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Name
Lindsay
Last name
Shaw
About You
Age Range
50 to 59
Gender
Male
Location
United Kingdom
Languages
English
About Me
I am a 59 yo recently retired mathematics and computer science teacher living in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

I am a life-long cyclist, and in the past ten or so years have done an annual European cycle tour, typically lasting one week, with about 30 miles (max 100!) a day.

As I usually set my own destinations and time frames, I am happy to cycle with like-minded cyclists that are happy to accompany me.

Like minded means sociable, fun, positive, cheerful, talkative, fairly fit and keen on Greggs savoury pastries.


I have lived in UK all my life (Sheffield, Chesterfield, Liverpool, Manchester, Isles of Scilly, King's Lynn, Dorchester, Bath and now Trowbridge.)

Keen follower of many sports, particularly football and I am a lifelong supporter of Sheffield United FC - which means I am also a masochist. Also play occasional small-sided footy games, and tennis.

I am an active cyclist (Wiltshire, Bath, Dorset and Europe) and a member of local club. I have three Trek cycles for MBX, roads, and a hybrid for tours of UK and Europe.

Contrary to the current UK trend of marginally supporting bonkers Brexit I am a great believer and supporter of the EU, despite its bureaucratic idiosyncrasies and apparent financial unfairness.

Finally (but most importantly) I am happily married for 33 years, with twin female daughters (both teachers) and recently four grandchildren (twin grandsons born late 2013, first granddaughter born early 2014, third grandson born June 2016), all living very nearby in Bath and Trowbridge.

So my current phase of life is less about work and all about being a cracking grandfather and doing a few things I've always fancied doing.

I read a lot, mainly sports biographies and crime thrillers (PI genre) and subscribe to Private Eye (UK satirical magazine)

PHILOSOPHY

Socialism still makes sense. Make the best of every situation. Always look on the bright side of life. Pragmatism saves time and energy.
Bicycle Touring
Touring Experience
Go touring every year (EXPERIENCED)
Bike Mechanic Skills
Troubleshoot most issues (EXPERIENCED)
Countries Toured
Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom
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Website/Blog Page
https://cycledorset.wordpress.com/summer-tours-2/
Warmshowers Profile
https://www.warmshowers.org/user/84281
Couchsurfing Profile
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/lindsayshaw
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