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Mark Taylor
Works at Dawsons Music
Attended Wardle High School
Lives in Wirral
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└ Nutrition and Health  - 
 
This is a story of my personal journey from being over-weight to becoming a healthier version of myself and it’s not about going on a diet. Wanted to share with others in case it helps. I've now lost 20lbs by eating healthier and cycling more.
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No, not really but then again I've never really been fond of either. 
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Is Google is now favouring https sites over http? Is their any proof that this is happening?
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+Matt Cutts +John Mueller I wonder if you're able to comment on this? Any steer in the right direction would be appreciated. 
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Not exactly 'animal' but great to see the support.
 
Learn to Play Day is happening right now! There are teachers in store giving free lessons on a range of instruments and skills. Our Liverpool store even had a visit from The Lord Mayor!
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Bikes, Kit & Maintenance  - 
 
Anything that helps road cyclists is a good thing. I tested the lights over the weekend and they omit an intense light which makes them very easy for other road users to see, however, they're not good when it comes to seeing where you're going.
 
Brainy Bike Lights are a brand new design that work with the brain to help motorists recognise cyclists in just one-thousandth of a second, helping to cut road cycling accidents.
Brainy Bike Lights are bike symbol lights designed to cut road cycling accidents. We review these lights in full.
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Yep! Reading between the lines of the press release, I think they're primarily aimed at slow moving traffic in central London.
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Looked like And and Dec could have done with a few more ukulele lessons tonight...
It's a good job Learn to Play day is only a week away! Get all the details here: http://bit.ly/1eTcHBx
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This is a story of my personal journey from being over-weight to becoming a healthier version of myself and it’s not about going on a diet.
 
This is a story of a middle aged man who was fed-up having a middle-aged spread.
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Does anyone have any experience or proof that Google is now favouring https sites over http?
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I think there is a difference between encouraging SSL over SSL being a ranking factor. I think it's dumb to require some random mom and pop to have SSL on their home page.
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Bikes, Kit & Maintenance  - 
 
Image of the new Brainy Bike Lights. It's an acquired taste but think safety rather than design. If this helps motorists to recognise me on a bike quicker than they currently do, then it's got to be a good thing.
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Brand new bike lights launched today which promise to help reduce road cycling accidents. #brainybikelights

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Whilst doing some research for an article on some pretty unique bike lights (launched tomorrow). I came across an aspect of UK road cycling law that I wasn't aware of . 

We all know that lights are required on bicycles at night but did you know that reflectors are also required between sunset and sunrise? 
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These are the new lights that I was doing research on .. http://www.bikes.org.uk/brainy-bike-lights/
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Have them in circles
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Managing Director of Dawsons Music and Editor-in-Chief of Bikes.org.uk
Skills
SEO, Wordpress, Affiliate Marketing, Retail, eCommerce, Mountain Biking
Employment
  • Dawsons Music
    Managing Director, 2011 - present
    Dawsons Music is the leading retailer of musical instruments, recording equipment and DJ gear.
  • Bikes.org.uk
    Editor-in-Chief, 2005 - present
    Bikes.org.uk is an online resource for bike reviews, cycling news & events and a wide range of cycling related topics.
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Currently
Wirral
Previously
Edinburgh - London - Manchester - Liverpool - Barcelona - Coyhaique - Lisbon - Birmingham, England - Newcastle
Story
Tagline
Wordpress, SEO, Cycling, eCommerce and Retail is stuff I do.
Introduction
My name is Mark Taylor and I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Bikes.org.uk which is a site dedicated to all things related to Cycling. We publish bike reviews, cycling news, charity bike events and in-depth articles on bike related topics. You can find Bikes.org.uk on Google+

We support many charity bike events but especially our local Wirral Bikeathon.

I'm also the Managing Director of Dawsons Music which is the UK's leading retailer of musical instruments, recording equipment and DJ gear. Dawsons Music on Google+
Bragging rights
Lands End to John O'Groats - been there, done that.
Education
  • Wardle High School
    1977 - 1982