My S-Works – The First Ride

The first ride of any new bike is always a wonderful occasion. I was extremely excited to get out on my new S-Works Tarmac, although I was also a little apprehensive. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between my old Tarmac and my shiny new one. Still,... Continue Reading →

It Just Takes One Good Ride…

When you've fallen out of love with riding your bike for whatever reason and you just can't bring yourself to swing your leg over and push down on the pedal. This has happened to me on a number of occasions. About 4 weeks ago I stopped riding and hadn't even pulled a bike out of... Continue Reading →

The Devil’s In The Details

My last post was about building up my new S-Works frame. I mention that I love building my own bikes, it makes them just that little bit more special and gives them a more personal touch. All of my bikes have their intricate details that I love and I think that's what makes them feel... Continue Reading →

The S-Works Build

I love building bikes. Especially my own, it gives them a more personal touch. After building up my new S-Works frame this will be the fifth bike I have built myself for myself. The plan was to use all of the bits and pieces from my old road bike and port them across to my... Continue Reading →

My First S-Works

For as long as I can remember I've always wanted an S-Works frame. I love the look of the Specialized Venge, but I found it a little too stiff for the kind of riding I do. Don't get me wrong, if money and space weren't an issue there would certainly be one in the collection.... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: Caunton

Some very pretty scenery around a place when we don't ride often enough. We set out from Will's after a few text messages the night before organising where we'd ride. We both agreed that we were slightly bored or riding the same roads. The issue was that we didn't normally have time to go further afield.... Continue Reading →

I Can’t Wait To Ride My Bike

Recently my blog posts have been about my bikes themselves. Some enjoying the delights of a few upgrades, others just requiring a little bit of TLC. Either way, I've not been able to ride them as often as I'd have liked to. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, the weather has been shocking. Here... Continue Reading →

My Track Bike Update

A couple of weeks ago I talked about having a bike day. Not a day of riding but a day where I managed to spend a bit of time giving some of my bikes some TLC and a few upgrades. One of these bikes was my track bike. When I bought it, I came across... Continue Reading →

It’s Warming Up

Finally! We are definitely on the edge of winter and nearly into spring. The evenings are getting lighter; I'm now able to go to and from work without turning my car headlights on. Ok, bad analogy, I don't turn them on, my car does it for me. But still. The temperature is increasing too! Over... Continue Reading →

The Cyclists List

Don't lie to me, every cyclist has one... It could be a new bike, a shiny new upgrade or some new kit. I know I always have a list of shiny new cycling stuff. New bikes come out every year, upgraded components get released and I can't help but look. But then I think, if... Continue Reading →

A Challenge Within A Challenge

When one challenge just isn't enough... About halfway through January, I decided that I would attempt to cycle 10 miles every day until the end of the month. My previous post was an update on how that was going. One evening I was doing my daily 10 miles on the rollers inside a nice warm... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Start, New Targets

Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe that 2018 has been, come and gone. Looking back on my Strava, it's been a pretty good year for me. We'll ignore the mid-year crash... I was extremely pleased that I'd successfully managed to achieve my target of 1000 miles for the year. That may not seem like... Continue Reading →

Winter is Coming…

You can tell winter is on its way, the nights are drawing in, temperatures are dropping and rain won't stop falling. Don't get me wrong, I love autumn and winter. When it's cold, wet and miserable outside and you're inside all snuggled up on the sofa with a roaring fire going. Perfect. But that's the... Continue Reading →

Getting Your Bike Winter Ready

As the weather starts to turn more as we move towards autumn and winter with the temperatures dipping, the light diminishing earlier and more rain starting to fall. Getting your bike ready for these conditions is worth thinking about. Below are some of the things I like to do. Give your bike a good clean Technically... Continue Reading →

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