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Giving the new gravel tyres a true test in the Yorkshire Dales

Pennine Bridleway Cycling

Anyone who's had their ear to the ground will know about my recent purchase of some gravel tyres. For me they are going to be my road bike winter tyres too. I have had them for a few weeks now and on my way up to Scotland for work I found a good opportunity to give them a good and proper testing! In the Yorkshire Dales riding out from Settle. I don't intend this to be a review of my tyres. That will be saved until another day/blog post but I may well mention them a few times all the same. Instead this is my remarks on riding in the Yorkshire Dales, on road, off road and up hills. Including a

My Kinesis RTD Build

So in my last blog post I wrote about my new frameset and the fact that I had chosen a Kinesis RTD as my new bike. However what I didn't go on to talk about was the build - the parts chosen to complete the bike. So let's delve into the world of bike components and take a look at what I've put together. And I might even indulge you and give you the build weight too. As mentioned in my previous post (or at least I hope it was), the RTD is a frameset only option from Kinesis. If you see it available in your local bike shop, or online as a complete bike it's the bike shop's build, not

My cycling year – 2016 in review

2016 Veloviewer Stats

I know it's now 2017 and the TV shows have moved on from reviewing last year but I haven't and maybe by posting this a little later than usual people won't be in the 'not another one' mood. Either way, this is what it is. It's a review of my cycling year 2016. 1050

Winter Riding Advice – 2. Staying Safe in Winter Conditions

Cycling in poor conditions

OK, so you've got your kit and you're wrapped up just nicely to keep out the elements and maintain the heat you'll be producing. Let's hit the roads and get some winter training under our tyres ahead of the 2017 season.  Through the village or town is fine but as soon as you hit the country roads, everything is suddenly looking pretty icy.  What now?  Bail, turn around and go home disappointed?  Ride really slowly completing the planned route but on tenterhooks?  Not necessarily, often you can have a good ride in bad conditions. 1025

Winter Riding Advice – 1. Keeping Warm

Maybe you're a fan of riding alone indoors sweating away on a noisy turbo trainer; if so then this isn't for you.  Personally I'd much rather carry on riding outside with my friends on real roads. After all here in the UK we still get some really nice sunny days during winter (it's not all rain and dark cloud) and don't forget the clear starry skies on a frosty evening.  So here's my 10 ways to stay warm on the bike this winter! 1007

Zucci Elite Full Zip Long Sleeve Jersey

Cycling Clothing; it's a huge subject and one where many riders will have very polarised views. How else do you explain being able to buy your jersey for £5 (Sport Direct) or if the notion takes you, being able to buy your jersey for £240 (Rapha).  Presumably these jerseys are bought by different kinds of people and it's very unlikely that you'd ever find a wardrobe containing both!  Fortunately this huge variation does mean that there truly is something for everybody and this is my review of just one of the many jerseys out there. 958

Road Tubeless – My views (2016)

Hutchinson Fusion 3 - Road Tubeless

Tubeless tyre technology has become a huge thing in the mountain biking world. It arrived properly several years ago and has gone from strength to strength with a huge range of tubeless wheel & tyre options available today. I too joined in, as a relatively early adopter, with a self assembled wheelset based around Mavic XM-819 rims and paired them with some UST Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres.  But what about road cycling? 624

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