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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 →

Winter Riding Advice – 2. Staying Safe in Winter 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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Norfolk 250 – The big one is in the bag!

With 160 miles as my previous biggest ride, 250 was quite a significant jump up.  But I was confident that I could do it, even if it meant waking at 2:05 in the morning!  So off went the alarm and… Continue Reading →

Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season Tubeless Tyres 700x25c

I have a long ride coming up, 250 miles, in a single day.  I’ll post more about that in another dedicated post but for now I wanted to justify the purchasing of new tyres.  My current tyres are starting to… Continue Reading →

Exmouth and the Devon coastal hills – Salcombe Hill #12

I knew it was going to be a tough hill climb when I started feeling a little queasy, in fact I had to come to a complete stop and even had to take a moment to compose myself. And I… Continue Reading →

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