When You Just Feel Good On A Ride

Have you ever been on a ride and just felt great? You're not tried, more than happy to carry on. Your legs seemed to be well oiled and spinning nicely. You're not even put off by the weather. I've had a few of those rides recently and loved every minute. Even on the hills. I... Continue Reading →

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The Weekend Ride: Newton

How quickly can you decide on which bike you're going to ride, where you're going to ride, plan the route and go? Turns out, reasonably quickly. Sunday morning, about 7 am. I glanced at my phone and noticed a Whatsapp message from Josh. We'd talked about going for a ride up at the local trail... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: Gedling

Although I'd planned on riding this Saturday, this ride was definitely a spur of the moment ride. Mainly because I was writing some of the upcoming blog posts and kept looking out of the window. Granted, the ground was a little wet but the sun was shining and I'm not sure if it was because... Continue Reading →

The People You Meet

I've met quite a few people within a cycling related capacity but this one has stuck with me and still makes me smile to this day. I was out and about, enjoying a cool, crisp autumn ride. I'd wrapped up nice and warm, possibly a bit too warm. By the time I'd gotten up the... Continue Reading →

First Ride After a Break

In my previous post, I mentioned that I've had a bit of a break from cycling. Which, I don't think is necessarily a bad thing. However getting back on the bike can sometimes be a challenge and I always find that the first ride can go one of two ways. A good way, or a... Continue Reading →

The Tour Of Britain

I love it when big cycling events come to the UK and especially when one of the stages weaves its way around the area where you live. The Tour of Britain, Stage seven, came to Nottinghamshire on Saturday the 8th. Will and I had had our eye on this date since the tour was announced... Continue Reading →

Le Tour de France Jersey’s

I guess technically I should have written this before the Tour De France started, and I'm sure that anyone watching will have worked out what the 4 main different colour jerseys mean by now, but I'd thought I'd do a quick article about it. This year's Tour De France has been quite a good one.... Continue Reading →

Maybe a Bit Too Warm?

Now that I'm back out riding on the road bike, my wrist isn't quite strong enough yet for the trails, I'm heading out at any given opportunity. Especially with this amazing summer, we're currently having in the UK. Summer here tends to be over and done with within a week where we get about 5... Continue Reading →

Back On The Bike!

I cannot tell you how good it feels to be back on two wheels. Even the day after my accident I was itching to get back on the bike so you can imagine what I was like after six weeks! A couple of days ago I managed to get back out on the road bike... Continue Reading →

Sportives

I've been road cycling with a good mate of mine for a while now, nothing serious just going out for rides, some of which have a target and other times we just meet and see how we feel. Over the last few years, we've been taking part in Sportives all around the country and even... Continue Reading →

Training… Or Trying To

Doesn't life just get in the way of the important things? Recently I've been training for a Sportive that a friend and I are taking part in. The problem is that everything seems to get in the way of it, life, work and anything in between. Granted I'm sure my enthusiasm has dwindled on the... Continue Reading →

Planning A Route

Where to start? Usually with a fresh cup of coffee but I guess it really depends on my mood. Sometimes I just want to get out and ride, and I'll make it up as I go along. This attitude usually means that I'll be on my road bike as it's the quickest way to feed... Continue Reading →

Am I A Fair Weather Cyclist?

I ask myself this question fairly regularly. In my head, I like to think that I'll go out riding regardless of what the weather is doing. But in reality, I'm checking and double checking the weather before I head out of the door. So, by that definition, I am a fair-weather cyclist. However, just to... Continue Reading →

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