Yet again we find ourselves competing for the number of birds seen aboard a bicycle, some of you may know Simon Woolley & myself spent the year aboard bikes trying to see as many species as possible without the aid of any motorised transport. Simon's booklet is still available see http://geography.wincoll.ac.uk/jjcskw/book.htm & extracts from mine are still available at http://birderonabike.blogspot.com/. 2005 evolved into an epic of birds, pain, sweat & effort.
2012 will be a little kinder with a 15km radius from the house being the boundary limits, I am about to rediscover gravel pit birding. Back to my Nottinghamshire days of staring at gravelly edges praying for a Common Sandpiper! It's a friendly challenge until you invite Simon Woolley - Winchester, Nick Moran - Thetford & Oscar Campbell Abu Dhabi (UAE), 3 highly strung, ultra competitive, hardcore birders anyone knows.
Anyway - "ON YER BIKE"!