Happy New Year! How a decade has aged me…

Here’s a giggle for you all to ring in the new decade! Two photos of yours truly, taken almost exactly 11 years apart! I’ve been riding bikes of all sorts, shapes and sizes for most of my life. I love life on two wheels and every opportunity for a ride I grab hold of with…

Your local cycling club needs YOU!

I’ve just renewed my Woking Cycling Club membership for another year. I haven’t been in the UK for coming up on two years now and I have no idea when I’ll be back, but I’ll always be a Woking CC member. I’d buy lifetime membership if they offered it. From half a dozen guys meeting…

Throwback: The first ride I uploaded to Strava!

Today we take a trip back to 2012. I’d been “road cycling” for a little while already on a flat-barred Hybrid, but was starting to take it a little more seriously. Moving on from my Cateye wheel-magnet based cycling computer, I’d just got my hands on a Garmin Edge 200 thanks to a competition prize….

Tips to complete the Rapha Festive 500

It’s December once again and thoughts turn to Christmas holidays, maybe a bit of time off work and of course the possibility of attempting the Rapha Festive 500 challenge. The Festive 500 is a Strava challenge where entrants need to ride 500km (311 miles) over 8 days starting on Christmas Eve. All finishers receive a beautiful…

Tandem Travels!

In almost a polar opposite to my recent power training post, I also absolutely love riding tandem bikes. It’s simply what cycling is all about once you strip away the fast ride politics, the endless number crunching, the Strava files and training plans. Being on a tandem is about getting out there and having fun just…

Flash of the badge

Alongside the very real gift of fitness, all of the Woking CC club members who get out and complete the Metric Century Challenge each year receive a very nice cloth badge to celebrate the achievement. Thanks Steve for posting mine out to Australia! It’ll take pride of place next to last year’s badge! #keepcycling

Now for a HUGE announcement!

In a momentous piece of life changing decision making, April and I are upping sticks from England and moving to TASMANIA! It’s not an overnight decision, but it’s certainly been a quick one! Our decade in the UK is finally coming to an end… The wife and I have been furiously cleaning, sorting and packing up our belongings to…

Freshening up the winter steed

We’re over half way through Octover now, so it’s officially time to start thinking about winter. Today I pulled out the tired-looking Ribble (which had been sulking in the corner with a broken gear cable) and gave it a good freshen up ready to tackle the forthcoming foul weather commuting duties. I’d been putting it off,…

Aviva Tour of Britain 2015

The 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain kicks off today, with the first stage starting from Beaumaris in Wales, before heading around the country through eight stages, with the final stage seeing riders race through the streets of London next Sunday. Stage 1, Sunday, September 6, Beaumaris to Wrexham, 178km Stage 2, Monday, September 7, Clitheroe to Colne,…

Wiggo’s Hour Record Attempt

This Sunday will see Bradley Wiggins attempt to smash the hour record. There’s been a huge amount of interest in the record since the UCI relaxed the rules so that you no longer need to ride a Merckx style bike. Eddy Merckx’s 1972 hour record bike compared to Alex Dowsett’s 2015 track bike! Many people are expecting Wiggins to destroy…

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…