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
As I promised in my last post (I always hear trumpets when I say that), here is my review of the new 2020 release Brompton Borough roll-top bag, small, in navy (which at the moment is the only colour available for this model). Ordered the day after release, it arrived with me on Saturday and … Continue reading 2020 Brompton Borough roll-top small review
It is a beautiful day for a cycle ride here in Edinburgh. The sun is shining, the air is clean, the sea and the sky are both blue, and there is very little to spoil the view. You can watch the highlights video on my Facebook page as always here But I did want to … Continue reading The revolution has started…
I've been very popular on Twitter for the last few days, and hopefully some of you reading my blog now will have found it from my Twitter feed, if so then welcome. For those not following me on Twitter, and obviously I suggest you do, the subject has been cycling infrastructure. With the easing of … Continue reading Is cycle infrastructure fit for purpose?
There is nothing more fun than seeing the look on road cyclist faces when they see you take a Brompton on their favourite circular road route. Today I had that pleasure several times, and a few were even encouraging, although I think at least one thought I was lost. I didn't start with the intention … Continue reading North West Edinburgh, Kirkliston, and the Airport
The Edinburgh City Council have made a tentative start on closing roads and creating more space for walking, cycling, and socially distanced exercise. So far, there are three closed roads; Silverknowes Road, a section of Braid Road, and a section of Links Gardens. The backlash, mainly from or driven by Tory councillors it has to … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Closed Roads Bliss
As you know if you read my last blog post, there was a lot of excitement about my GoPro Session arriving, and the prospect of being able to take you on a tour of Edinburgh in the lockdown. All those nice empty streets and traffic free routes...well, it didn't quite work out like out. Firstly, … Continue reading Edinburgh by GoPro – well sort of
Now we are the Coronavirus, or Covid-19, lockdown we are limited in our excursions to only the necessary. At the moment in Scotland this means; going to work if you're an essential worker, going out for essential groceries, taking one exercise session a day, or going out for medical needs for you or someone you … Continue reading State Sanctioned Exercise #1 & #2
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
When I first went back to cycling in the city, something I hadn't done in any busy locations for many years, I have to admit it wasn't that much fun. To be completely honest, it scared the hell out of me in many instances. Or to put it another way; other people on the road … Continue reading Cycling is fun, or at least it should be
Let's face it, at some point you are going to have to carry something on your bike that is too big to go into a jacket pocket. If you're a woman, then you are likely to miss your handbag, shoulder bag, or tote, long before a man even contemplates this. So, where do you start … Continue reading Brompton Bags…where to start?