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We are Chris and Di Bell and we live in an old cottage in rural West Wales. Welcome to our little website!
Chris is a retired engineer who used to make special bits for cycles (see below). Di is a retired social worker who enjoys gardening and looks after Chris.
Our daughter Sandra lives in Bristol with our 4 grandchildren Craig, Alesha, Cayla and Mason.
We met in the 1970s in the beautiful country of Lesotho where we were volunteer teachers. Our African experiences have influeneced us for the rest of our lives.
Nowadays we enjoy welcoming friends and visitors from all corners of the World through the Servas peace host organisation.
If you need to find us, here's a map.
Chris was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004 and it has now reached the 'advanced' stage of the disease.
His prostate cancer website tells you things that could save your life...
Prostate cancer woke Chris up to just how precious every day is, with no time to waste. Since diagnosis, he's ridden some 24,000 km across Europe, mainly solo, and raised over £ 27,000 (37,000 euros) for some wonderful charities. Click on the links for photos and further information...
2015 Finland to France
2014 Wales to Gibraltar
2012 Wales to Turkey
2010 Greece to Wales
2007 Iceland trek
Chris became well-known in cycling circles for designing and making EGGring custom chainrings, including Oval ones...
Chris also designed Pulse Swing Cranks for cyclists with stiff knees, still being produced by Highpath Engineering...
The BROX quadricycle was designed and prototyped by Chris and Dave Wrath-Sharman....
All the things which Chris made and did whilst trading as Highpath Engineering...
Crank Repairs + Mods
These notes were written in 2000 to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the products that Chris supplied. They attempt to correct a few myths and explain other points about cycle transmissions which are not readily available elsewhere...
Modern gears and chains
Choosing your gears
Freehubs and cassettes
Rear derailleurs and indexing
Cranks and chainsets
Oval chainrings - general
Oval chainrings - technical
Oval chainrings - history
RISC OS is a British operating system that's faster, more stable and more intuitive than Windows or MacOS. Chris has written some software for it...
© Di + Chris Bell