Summer Riding

Who doesn't love riding in the bright sunshine and the warmer temperatures? I know I do. Any excuse to get out on the bike in shorts and a jersey and I'm there. In fact, I used to say hotter the better until I went out for a 70 odd mile ride in 30 °C heat.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

First Ride

Will's got his new bike! A Specialized Tarmac. It didn't take long for him to fall in love with it. About 3 laps of the car park to be precise. We played around with the saddle height and position for a little bit to make sure he was happy and comfortable. Nothing worse than being... 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 →

First Few Miles of 2019

Wow! It's really cold! Yes, I was crazy enough last weekend to go for a quick ride. When I say quick, I don't mean fast, I mean we decided that around an hour was long enough to be cycling; and we decided that while we were on the ride. It was the first ride of... Continue Reading →

Charity Ride: The Ride

Hopefully, many of you will have seen that I will be taking part in my longest sportive ever and to celebrate it I shall be raising money for charity. I thought I would let you guys know a few more details of the ride that will be causing my legs to cycle for 100 miles.... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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