Changing The Wheels On A Track Bike

In my last post, I talked about the upgrades to my track bike. The main thing was the wheels. I love how simple track bikes are and how they look without the 'clutter' of brakes, gears and cables. This was the first time I'd changed the wheels on a track bike. It's similar to a... Continue Reading →

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Our Winter Bike Room

In my previous post, I mentioned that the Rollers are back out and that I've set myself a challenge of riding 10 miles each day. Over the Winter months, we tend to get both of our bikes set up indoors. At the back of our house, there is a small room off the kitchen which... Continue Reading →

The Return of the Rollers

When the weather is horrid outside but you still want to put some miles under your belt. Bring the bike indoors. I have two options when it comes to cycling indoors, three if you count the track. However, that takes a lot more time than the other two. I have a turbo trainer and a... Continue Reading →

Picture or Personal Best?

So, here's the scenario. You're out and about on the bike. You're feeling good. The weather is great. You're enjoying a lovely cycle along a country road where you know there is a Strava segment. But, at the same time, you notice a fantastic photo opportunity with a fantastic view that could only be improved... 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 →

I’m Back on the Mountain Bike!

Finally! I'm back on my favourite bike doing my favourite type of cycling. Ok, it was a fairly steady ride, but it did involve some dry dusty trails and that to me is perfection. It was last weekend on a slightly cloudy Sunday afternoon. I was feeling a little bit tired, slightly stressed but I... Continue Reading →

Stress Buster

Cycling is good for you. No, I'll re-phrase that, cycling is great for you. Everyone suffers from stress every now and then. It could be work, day to day life, or you just need a break from everything. I'm sure we can all relate in one way or another. For me, cycling is one of... Continue Reading →

Keeping It Clean

A clean bike is a fast bike. The first time I heard this I was working in the bike industry and one of my colleagues said it out loud when looking at his beautiful cross country hardtail he'd just cleaned up and serviced. I had never really considered this before but it has stuck with... Continue Reading →

Cycling Freebies

Don't you just love freebies? Especially when they are cycling related! I've been lucky enough to be able to attend a few events where you get some fantastic freebies. The most common place I've found is at the end of a sportive or an organised ride. Typically you get a few things, mainly a finishers... Continue Reading →

Le Tour de France

Let's be honest, it's one of the most well know and anticipated professional cycling events on the calendar. It's such a well known and epic race that even people who aren't into cycling know about it, or at least know of it. It doesn't matter which team or rider you support, it's a fantastic race with... 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 →

An Unexpected Break…

Sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. About six weeks ago I had the pleasure of coming off my mountain bike while playing up at Lady Cannings in the Peak District. It was a gorgeous day, the sun was shining and it was the first time we'd been to Lady Cannings so we weren't... 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 →

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 →

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