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
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?
Ok, so I'm a numpty*. I thought that my tyres had plenty of air in them, but on my last ride the handling was bit off when I was at anything approaching speed. I decided to get myself a track pump, with a gauge, and actually do it properly rather than relying on the mini-pump … Continue reading Put air in your tyres you numpty!
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
Who needs a Brompton Explore? Not me, obviously, since I took my regular Brompton on a trail that was distinctly off road, both in being off a road as defined by car use, but also being off road in the terms of anything loose on my bike would no longer be attached and I can … Continue reading Trail ride around Loch Leven…on a Brompton?
Us (cyclists), Them (pedestrians), and Those (car drivers) - or however you want to define them. The media, social and otherwise, but importantly Edinburgh City Councillors, are actively following like sheep, the Us, Them and Those divisive and aggressive rhetoric that has come with the age of Trump, Farage, and Johnson. As if life getting … Continue reading Us, Them & Those
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