Strava – Is it Art?

The answer of course is a resounding YES! Strava art is a movement that has been gaining ground recently. It involves using the GPS trace during your ride to “sketch” out pictures or words on the roads. The file is then uploaded to Strava where the “artwork” is displayed. Stephen Lund has a blog called SKETCHBOOK OF…

Monday solo ride for the soul

What better way to spend my final work-free Monday than to get on the bike and rack up a few extra miles. Apart from a week’s illness my training has been progressing well, so today I planned to go out and just enjoy the ride without focusing on any numbers. After waiting for the morning commute traffic to…

A city fit for cycling

I’ve just spend the last week in Amsterdam, it’s a city I’ve wanted to visit for many years now and it was great to finally get over. Amsterdam is the ultimate cycling city – we’re not talking high end carbon road bikes here – but everyday people on everyday bikes using them as transport. The…

The things we do…

…for a little cloth badge from Rapha! :-) Finally received  my Rapha Festive 500 celebratory badge. I’ve been waiting for this since I finished that last ride on the 28th of December to cap off six days on the bike. The badge was accompanied by a postcard full of challenge statistics. One of the more interesting numbers is…

Date with the foam roller

Following a training block of mostly intense turbo sessions, my legs are feeling the build-up of fatigue. They’re especially tight and “achy” this week. Something I tend to neglect is a routine of stretching and foam rolling. Unfortunately I don’t have the budget for my own personal in-house sports masseuse so the next best thing is using a foam…

Tannus Aither 1.1 Tyres

Just a quick update on the new Tannus solid tyres. I’ve published an article outlining my initial impressions after chatting with the Tannus rep and fitting a pair. It covers a bit of the science behind the tyres and also the mounting process, which is more complex than regular clincher tyres. First Look: Tannus Aither 1.1…

Some loser called Lance

I don’t normally weigh in on the Lance Armstrong debate. I feel it’s giving him the attention he so badly craves. Providing him with any attention – whether that be positive or negative – is certainly no good for the sport in this new and (hopefully) cleaner era of professional cycling. I’d much prefer he was forgotten and ignored,…

Sneak Peek: Solid bike tyres?!?!

Thanks to my friends at Wheelsuckers I’m about to get my hands on an intriguing new product that’s going to hit the stands of the London Bike Show. I’ve been hooked up with a pair of Tannus Aither 1.1 road tyres. Now these are no ordinary bicycle tyre… They’re a totally solid tyre right the way through, negating…