One Year TT Record: Steve Abraham knocked off his bike!

After riding a mammoth 16,000+ miles so far this year chasing the one year time trial record, Steve Abraham has been knocked off his bike by an inattentive moped rider. Earlier today there were reports that he had been in an “incident” and the bad news was confirmed this afternoon. This statement was taken from his…

Aero helmets?

Spare time is a dangerous thing. In the ever lasting search for marginal gains I’ve been looking at getting a new aero helmet for this coming season. I know I should work on the legs instead, but every little helps, right? There’s a huge array of different styles at different price points, many of which…

Finally, finally, finally!

Today is what Jim would call Venge Day or in other words, the day when the fast carbon bike finally comes out of hibernation after a long winter! Mine’s still been busy indoors bolted to the turbo trainer (although a little less the past month) but it hasn’t seen the blacktop since October or November last…

Ride Review: Tannus Aither 1.1 Solid Road Bike Tyres

Since my first look in February I’ve been giving the Tannus Aither 1.1 solid tyres a thorough workout on my road bike. I’ve covered enough miles now to be able to write a more in-depth appraisal of their real world performance. They promised a lot, but did they deliver? You can read my full review over on…

Yearning for the summer bike

Due to illness and generally feeling sorry for myself, my plan to get out and test my limits on the time trial bike this weekend didn’t materialise. I even had a perfect loop planned down on the south coast. Instead I did a little bike fettling in the garage to pass the time. My TT bike hasn’t…

Strade Bianche

Finally we’ve got a dry, sunny and even slightly warm weekend! The perfect weather to get on the bike and crush some miles! Unfortunately I’ve been hit by illness so am confined to home. No miles for me today so luckily it’s the Strade Bianche in around an hour so I’ll get my fix by watching a live…

Classics season at last!

Now that all the boring desert racing is out of the way the Classics can begin. I don’t care if the great Eddy Merckx co-owns the Tour of Oman, it’s still a rubbish place for a bike  race! There’s been a bit of a lull in any decent road racing since the Tour Down Under in January,…