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 →

New Bike Day

Is there a better day? I have recently treated myself to a new track bike. Well, it's not brand new, but new to me. If you've read my previous article about track cycling you'll know that I've recently taken up the discipline and passed my accreditation. No point passing something and then not continuing with... Continue Reading →

Track Cycling

No brakes, fixed wheel and riding on a wooden track with a 45-degree slope at each end. What could possibly go wrong? Well, touch wood, nothing yet. I started riding on the track about 6 months ago when a good mate of mine managed to persuade me into going along with him to a taster session.... Continue Reading →

Road Cycling

It took a bit of convincing for me to get on a road bike as I wasn't really interested in it. It wasn't until my second year at university, I was working for Evans Cycles and one of my 'roadie' colleagues suggested I try one. It would be rude to pass up an opportunity to... Continue Reading →

Mountain Biking

I'll be honest. I'm a mountain biker through and through. I've been riding mountain bikes from the day I learnt how to balance on two wheels. It's my favourite type of riding and it has to be the most exhilarating. Call me mad, but the thrill of rushing down a narrow and winding singletrack dodging... Continue Reading →

Just Get Out and Ride

All you need is a bike. It doesn't have to be an all singing, all dancing machine. Just something with two wheels and some pedals. It doesn't have to be the longest ride in the world either. It could just be a ride around the block. Sometimes those are the best types of rides, quite... Continue Reading →

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