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 About me
Rob Ainsley writes on cycling, music and travel, and edits websites. See examples here.

Real cycling
Read my new blog about everyday cycling in London
British Library: Taking Liberties
I edit the website for the Taking Liberties exhibition (ends 1 Mar 2009)
Three Pictures of Time
Studio music compositions inspired by paintings: Bosch Hell; Vermeer Milkmaid; Mondrian NY Boogie Woogie
Short acoustic piece for guitar and flute, May 2005, inspired by sheepdogs
Opera Gold
Opera company of Goldsmiths, University of London: I'm in it and do the site
Crazy days
My blog for Opera Gold's 2009 production, Marriage of Figaro
 Selected publications
Bizarre Biking
Published by Eye Books: 50 quirky things to do by bike in England and Wales
Giya Kancheli
Small book on the music of the outstanding living Georgian composer
Bluffer's Guides
1988-2004: Website of Bluffer's Guides, of which I did four and half
1992: Musical jokes in the Preludes and Fugues Op 87. Hilarious, seriously
Carols round the world
BBC Music Magazine Xmas 2006. Italy, Russia, India, Japan, Georgia, Argentina
Are you a real cyclist?
1999: Written for Cycling Plus magazine, now on Well, are you?
 Traveller's tales
World Bath Tour 1999-2000
My year out visiting every place called Bath in the world, its twins, and some baths
Cycling the Coast to Coast
1998: Four men, three days, 120 miles, 583 pints of Guinness. Photos, amusing commentary
Land's End-John O'Groats
1998. As published in Cycling Plus, but uncut: more photos, out-takes, etc
Japan on a Brompton
Cycling round the home of capsule hotels, walkmans and origami on a folding bike
Steep thrills
Ups and downs of the world's steepest cyclable hills (mainly downs)
 Fun stuff
Handwriting generator
Enter any text and this turns it into my handwriting. Ideal for forgers and time wasters.
Talking rubbish on BBC World Service
Me on computers and how great they are. Not (.wav, 50 sec, 0.5M)
On Blue Peter
Talking on the Baths trip, live on BBC1, 13 Jun 2001. Pics, transcript, video clip
Playing the koto, sort of
In concert in Japan in 1986, in front of a slightly bewildered audience
Photo album
At the top is a pic from the scrapbook. See all or select one from the menu, right
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