April Round Up: A bonus month of cycling weather

Maybe it’s my old age, but I swear there just aren’t as many days in each month any more. Or perhaps the hours are getting shorter. Either way, yet another month of 2021 has flown by in a flash and we’re one third of the way through the year already. Back at the end of…

Is 100km the rock star of road cycling distances?

One hundred kilometres. A shade over 62 miles in old money. The rock star of cycling distances. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the 100km ride. It’s why I started the Metric Century Challenge back at Woking CC in the UK and why I still challenge myself to complete at least one…

Cycling, weight and body image

Recently I’ve seen a multitude of articles on cycling websites about body image and weight issues within the professional peloton. Now if you’re a professional cyclist, weight of course does matter. When you’re dragging yourself up endless mountain climbs all day for a living, grams count! Power to weight (watts per kilo) is king! For…

2021 Resolution Ride #04 – Windy, wet, wintery, wild and wonderful

Some rides are not about statistics, PB’s or Strava segment chasing. They’re about getting out and enjoying the freedom of two wheels. I’ve got a page on my Garmin that shows the time of day and direction. No distance, no speed, no average speed. Sure, it’s all still being recorded in the background, but it’s…

Cycling Zen

I am more at home on two wheels than on two feet.On my bike, I can dance. I can fly.I can escape.Two wheels set me free… #cyclingzen

2021 Resolution Ride #03 – A ride with the boss!

When your boss is in town and he tells you he needs to do a 3-4 hour ride as part of his training program, what do you do? Well you make damn sure you take him out for a ripper of a ride, that’s what! Getting paid to ride my bike? Don’t mind if I…