2020 Resolution Ride #12 – South Arm Spin

Twelve from twelve! It’s a wrap, folks! That’s all 12 of my Resolution Rides done and dusted for the year. Today wasn’t an ideal day, but with work ramping up towards Christmas I thought I’d better get it in the bag sooner rather than later. I think it was Billy Ray Cyrus who said; “Yeeeaaah,…

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…

How to ride the Rapha Festive 500 on FulGaz

As you already know, the Rapha Festive 500 Strava Challenge is open to virtual rides for the first time this year. While I may not 100% agree with this, in light of the global situation it’s probably a good call. With many parts of the world still struggling with Covid-19 and lockdowns, giving people the…

2020 Rapha Festive 500 to include VIRTUAL distance

The Rapha Festive 500 is back for another year! This time around there’s something different about the annual Strava challenge. For the first time in it’s history, virtual rides will count towards the challenge total. Yes you heard that right. You can now cycle your 500km without actually cycling anywhere. UPDATE: There’s also no woven…

The rain and the ride

This morning I woke up and it was raining. Not such a rare occurrence this year in Tasmania, but I’d checked the forecast and it predicted a low chance of rain, otherwise warm and dry. The night before I’d laid out my US POSTAL summer kit, prepped the Trek 5200 and set breakfast. Waking to…

PRO TIP: Fixing rattles inside carbon wheels

Got an annoying rattle in your carbon wheels? Does it sound like there’s a bit of grit rolling around inside them? Annoying isn’t it! But never fear my deep sectioned aero friends, there is a way to stop this rattling. Here’s a quick video of the sound my rear DT SWISS wheel was making, it…