2022 Resolution Ride #08 – The last month of winter!

Just a short write-up for this month’s metric century. I’ve been trying to clock some decent saddle time on the time trial bike this month, getting my body used to riding in that aerodynamic tuck again. That does mean it wasn’t the most interesting or eventful of rides. The focus was simply on riding with…

Café ride with “friend of the club” Rebecca Charlton!

Sigma Sports and Matt Stephens (ex pro racer and former GCN host) have produced a series called “The Café Ride” where Matt goes for a ride and a chat with a name from the cycling world. The latest one is with Rebecca Charlton, filmed a couple of months ago when she was pregnant (she has…

Garmin VARIA RCT715: The all-in one rear camera, light and radar combo is here!

It’s the device I’ve been waiting YEARS for somebody (read: Garmin) to release! An all-in-one rear facing camera, light and radar unit. Previously if you wanted a single device, you’ve been limited to either a “light + radar” or a “light + camera” option (essentially, the old VARIA Radar or the Cycliq Fly6 Camera). The new Garmin VARIA Radar RCT715 has been floating around under “non disclosure” for a little while now, but has finally gone public. All the usual trusted cycling internet reviewers released their thoughts in unison over the last 24 hours.

Be a self sufficient cyclist

Self sufficiency. I don’t mean the grow your own veg and raise your own livestock kind of self sufficiency (although that’s pretty cool too). I mean carrying the spares and tools needed to perform most common roadside repairs. I know a few cyclists who don’t carry any spares when they ride, relying on a mobile…

When should you replace your helmet?

Without getting into the “does it or doesn’t it” debate, a helmet’s primary job is to save your life, or at the very least prevent serious brain injury in a collision. As a piece of safety equipment, it most likely pays to keep it in good condition and replace it when needed. But when exactly…

My first road bike!

Let me take you waaaay back. Back to the year 2012. Road cycling had been gaining mainstream popularity year on year, but was about to really explode in the UK. At the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish took an incredible fourth-in-a-row victory on the Champs Elysees wearing the World Champs jersey and Bradley Wiggins rolled…