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Tag: Skoda

Thule Wing Bar – Review Update

A change of car has forced me to seek out a new set of roofbars. I wanted the best set of roof bars for my car without going silly on the cost. This time I have went for the Thule Wing bars (aka Aeroblades in the USA). I love cars that can have a set of roof bars bolted to them, either to fittings hidden within the roof or roof rails.

The new Unsponsored HQ paddle wagon/family transporter is a very sensible two litre 184bhp Skoda Octavia VRS estate. It has replaced the BMW 320d Touring shown in these images.

Thule Wing Bars

So am I still using these bars with the new car?

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Stockton Cycling GP 2017

One of the great things about Unsponsored HQ is its location. July every year sees the return of the Stockton Cycling Festival, and I can watch the road race from my front room.

Here are just a few shots from today.

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Thule Wing Bars – Review

A change of car has forced me to seek out a new set of roofbars. I wanted the best set of roof bars for my car without going silly on the cost. This time I have went for the Thule Wing bars. These are known as the Thule Aeroblades in some parts of the word. I love cars that can have a set of roof bars bolted to them, either to fittings hidden within the roof or roof rails. The new Unsponsored HQ paddle wagon/family transporter is a very sensible two litre 184bhp BMW 320d Sport.

Thule Wing Bars

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Stockton Cycling Festival 2012

Enjoyed a bit of non-kayaking action today in the form of the Stockton Cycling Festival. We didn’t have to travel very far (5m from the Sofa) to get right in front of the action.

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