Capturing the world with Photography, Painting and Drawing

An update, what have I been doing in the last year :)

It is almost a year since I posted here on my blog but there has been a great reason why not πŸ™‚

1980s Raleigh eclipse, fully restored and given a modern paint job.

The bike above was finished my myself, four weeks ago and has been stripped down completely with new components, new paintwork and a full road safety check. I love every moment of this build…..

I have spent the last year studying a full-time city and guilds engineering course in county Kilkenny and it has been one of the most amazing years of my life πŸ™‚

This time last year I was on a cycling holiday in county Mayo, at that stage Covid was just coming to an end as far as a lot of public restrictions were concerned. However, I knew I needed to make a change in my life, so a looked for a new training course and found one that was the course of my dreams.

I have always loved the Bicycle as a form of transport and fully believe in its future, in fact, I feel strongly that the bicycle will play an ever-growing role in returning our environment to normality.

The course has lived up to every one of my expectations and in many ways has exceeded them.

Here is a list of all subjects included

Bicycle maintenance, including full bike disassembly and reassembly

Math and Geometry

Steel bicycle frame building


Computer-Aided Design

Bike CAD and bike Geometry

And many many more subjects

Leading a Winner Team for a bike build and business plan project πŸ™‚

I will add a Gallary of images below, It has been a very intensive course with in all fourteen exams, overall I passed with a Distinction and was over the moon with both the result and the course.

I am currently reviewing my options but would love to take up a full role in adding my new skills to an industry I fully support and love.

4 responses

  1. love the bike… slick. Wishing you joyous riding!

    August 17, 2022 at 3:37 am

    • Thank you, she rides like a dream – steel is so much smother on the road that carbon its amazing, all the work was worth every second and people must think I am a little odd as I have this constant smile that’s hard to explain πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 19, 2022 at 12:40 am

  2. I am SUPER impressed and a little bit jealous.

    August 18, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    • Aw! well i would love to help you ! Best I can do is build you a bike taking into account your friendship over the years πŸ™‚ :), it would be a bike you would be very proud of and smile a lot ! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 19, 2022 at 12:43 am

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