Strava… A Bit of Healthy Competition

In a previous post, I talked about using a Garmin to record pretty much all of my rides, I talked about gathering and analysing the data. While I use my Garmin to record everything, I save all of my data to Strava. Before Strava, I was blissfully unaware of my personal bests, King Of Mountains... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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