First puncture of 2023

BANG! John in front didn’t see the pothole until it was too late. I hit it. Hard. The impact was so sudden and so jarring it ejected my bottle from it’s cage! Luckily I caught it with my cat-like reflexes and managed to hold my line. At first I thought I’d got away with it,…

Top 5 cycling gifts to buy for yourself this Christmas!

It’s that time of year again! Friends and relatives will be thinking of the worst best cycling related Christmas gifts to get you. They are possibly dropping hints or asking spouses for ideas. It’s a real minefield. You’re incredibly hard to buy for, don’t you know. This year, why not cut out the middle-man and…

Blame it on the Rain

Rain. I have very much had enough of it. Maybe I’m getting older, maybe I’m getting softer, but I just don’t enjoy the thought of riding in the pouring rain any more. Light rain, or rain starting once I’m out is fine, but I baulk at leaving for a ride when it’s already lashing down…

Road tubeless tyre tips from a first timer!

I finally joined the “cult of tubeless” ditching those pesky inner tubes and switching my tubeless-ready carbon wheels to run fully tubeless. It wasn’t quite as straightforward as inner tubes, so tTo save you the same troubles I had, here’s five quick tips for anyone considering going tubeless!

Ditch the Latex inner tubes?

Pssssssssssst, pssst, pssst, pssst, pssst,… Damn, another flat. Right in the middle of a tough interval too. Not a regular “ran over a sharp object” flat either. My roadside inspection of the tube concludes this one to be a failure of the tube itself. I quickly throw in my spare Butyl tube, gas it up…

Heart Health in Endurance Athletes: But at what cost?

This medical journey of mine has come at a cost. I’m not talking about a physical or mental cost, but an actual monetary cost. All the appointments and scans don’t come for free. Then again, what price do you put on your health? Out of interest, I thought I’d keep track of just how much it has cost me to get fully checked out.