I have been writing about bikes for some time now, and have built up quite a following on here, my other site, and on Twitter. It has been difficult sometimes to know where to place my efforts to entertain the most people, as some has fitted one site better than others but could have been … Continue reading News
Cycling is good for you, and although road bikes are immense fun, if you really want to get fit then I suggest 40lb of British steel with three gears and living somewhere built on seven hills. To what am I referring? Well, to my new acquisition the Pashley Princess Classic. I took her out for … Continue reading If you want to get fit get a bike
I have lot my mojo, my love of cycling. I know it's only temporary and that, from time to time, it happens to most cyclists. Sometimes you can put it down to actual things that happen to put you off; one too many close passes, one too many soakings, or, worst of all, that you … Continue reading Mojo – lost, reward of cake offered for return
I have to confess that since I bought my road bike I have neglected riding my Brompton. I guess it's partly the fun of a new toy, and partly down to finding the road bike so much easier and more exhilarating to ride. It's true, and anyone who says otherwise is a little bit dishonest. … Continue reading Giggling away to oneself – a year with a Brompton
Sometimes it is nice to be able to ride your bike without a care in the World. Thursday was one of those days. No time schedule, no place to be, no GPS bleeping directions or telling me I'm going this fast (or slow), this far, and how long I've been out. No camera for miscreant … Continue reading Riding without a care in the World
I have a confession to make: I bought another bike. What is worse, is that I bought a road bike. I have succumbed to a mid-life crisis and bought a sports bike, a carbon framed, very light, and very fast, road bike. And she's beautiful. I've called her Tuesday, because she's a Specialized Ruby. And … Continue reading I have a confession to make…
Covid-19, Coronavirus, CV19, whatever you want to call it has brought to global attention the need to swap our transport systems from our polluting vehicles to more sustainable transport where this possible, and for those able to use these alternative means. Of course, not everyone can make the transition, be that because they are simply … Continue reading Do you have room for a bicycle in your life?
It is a difficult one isn't it, the decision on whether to ride or not whilst we are under lockdown for Coronavirus or Covid-19. We are allowed to take daily exercise, and the roads are emptier than they would ever be under normal circumstances. But, and here is the big but, the cars that are … Continue reading To ride or not to ride, in the days of Covid-19?
All over the world gatherings of any number of people are being banned, which has lead to the suspension of most competitions and organised cycling events. Many clubs are taking advice on organised club runs, and usually settling for a suspension or postponement. But what about the likes of you and me, just popping out … Continue reading Coronavirus and cycling
My late father was a cyclist all his life, going up the hill to work in the morning, down the hill at lunchtime, back up for the afternoon shift, and down again for tea. He liked hills, which was useful, given we lived quite a way down one from where he worked. At the weekends … Continue reading Joining the cycling revolution