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Single chainring on a road bike? Ah, go on then! – SRAM Force 1x Chainring

It has been several years since I reconfigured my mountain bike to run a single chainring and I haven’t looked back since. Even running an old 9 speed rear setup alongside the single front, hasn’t caused me any issues. So… Continue reading →

New Tyre – Hutchinson Sector Tubeless 700x28c

Even the most frugal rider who resists the urge to upgrade, will still eventually have to spend some money on his or her bike. Things do wear out after all and one of those things that wear of course is… Continue reading →

Riding the highest surfaced road in Britain

For a hill loving, road cyclist these are the ultimate aims. To ride the highest road, to climb the longest climb, to achieve your maximum elevation gain, to test yourself on the steepest of gradients. It’s the love of pushing… Continue reading →

A day on the road bike in the Yorkshire Dales

One of the advantages of trying to climb as many of the 100 UK Climbs as possible is that you end up riding in many different parts of the UK. The Yorkshire Dales is somewhere that I might choose to… Continue reading →

A few Scottish miles, Part 3 – Glasgow & Edinburgh

It was a whole week that I spent working in Scotland and so to maintain my fitness for the Tour of Cambridgeshire I had decided to get in as much cycling as possible.  Ahead of time I had expected it… Continue reading →

A few Scottish miles, Part 2 – St Andrews

It’s been a long time since my Part 1 post, but I’m of the opinion that it doesn’t make this any less relevant or readable, so part 2 is here and it describes my early morning ride from St Andrews… Continue reading →

A few Scottish miles, Part 1 – Mennock Pass

Any work trip up north has it’s positive side, in that I can pack my bike and get some northern miles in during the evenings (and sometimes pre-breakfast too). So a tour of Scotland doing exhibitions from Aberdeen down to… Continue reading →

New Seatpost – Fizik Cyrano R5 Review

So you fancy an upgrade for your bike?  What’s it going to be? New wheels, new groupset, saddle, even tyres.  It’s unlikely to be a seatpost.  Of course from time to time you have a need, in my case the… Continue reading →

A road trip to Sheringham – #200mileweekend

What could be nicer than a leisurely ride to the seaside through the Norfolk countryside with a couple of coffee/lunch stops along the way, with friends!  Stop over with fish & chips for tea, a couple of local ales in… Continue reading →

How does my bike fit, Guru?

There’s always a guru in all walks of life. Someone who’ll tell you how things should be, give you that little bit of insight that you just didn’t have before. In the case of the Guru Bike Fit system, I’m… Continue reading →

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