Keeping the wheels turning in 2020: Quite the year!

Well then, what a year 2020 has been! Who would have thought when we wheeled our bikes out the door on New Years Day (you did that, right) that 2020 would turn out the way it did? It’s been a tough one for many, a truly devastating one for many more, and a thought-provoking one…

From the Archives: Woking CC at the Tour of Britain

I was transferring some files across to my new Synology NAS drive over the weekend and came across a bunch of photos from when I first started cycling more seriously. Here’s one that brought back a whole load of memories… There’s me in the front row, first on the left.  This was the very early…

Throwback Thursday: London “cafe-to-cafe” ride

Six years ago I took on the “cafe-to-cafe” Strava challenge. It involved heading out on a solo mission to visit two well-known cycling cafes, checking off at each and recording the ride on Strava, all to grab myself a limit-edition cup! It was a cracking day on two wheels and one I still think about…

Covid-19 has killed the club ride!

Well, it’s official. The Coronavirus has killed off the club ride. Okay so maybe that’s a slight overstatement, but it’s not far off the truth.  In a statement released earlier, Cycling Australia have recommended that; “all organised club activities that involve close contact be suspended.” The statement goes on to advise; “If riding two abreast,…

Cycling and politics – never the two shall meet!

I was tapping out the blog post below, when I scrolled through my subscribe feed and saw that Big Jim had also covered the subject. Oh well, like minds I guess! ——– The club ride is a sacred place. One where you get on your bike and simply ride. You leave the world behind. Leave…

Sorry boss, can’t come in today. Gotta ride my bike!

Having built up enough time in lieu recently and it being somewhat quieter at work this month, I decided today was as good a day as any to cash in those hours and get out for a proper weekday ride! Not a short pre-work or after-work spin, but a longer ride in the sunshine complete…