In a moment of spontaneity (read madness) I have decided to record a podcast. Trust me, that’s not as easy as it sounds. I’ll need equipment, an understanding of things I currently don’t use and most importantly, I’ll need guests. … Continue reading What is the one thing I have in common with Louis Theroux?
It’s a long story how I came to own a Roubaix Comp 2022 so soon after their release, and the short version is due to warranty issues I had with the previous 2020 Comp model. I had started early bike … Continue reading Specialized Roubaix Comp 2022 – What It’s Really Like
If you have experienced a pretty crappy year and one that impacted you personally, whether because of COVID or any other reason, I’m sorry to hear that. Whilst I have come out of the year so far unscathed compared to … Continue reading Why 2020 Was A Great Year
I had been wanting to do this for exactly six years. I know that because it was in 2014 that I bought my Specialized AWOL touring bike with the specific purpose of taking up a different style of riding. Since … Continue reading Bike Packing The Isle of Wight
How riding my luck means I now ride a great smart trainer from Tacx. The Tacx Flux 2 Continue reading Tacx Flux 2 – Review
I had one numerical goal when I started the year and that was to hit 4,000 miles. I hadn’t achieved that in previous years and therefore I figured why not. 2017 had been my best year ever and as 2018 … Continue reading My Cycling Year in Numbers
This really is edited down! Continue reading 2019 Cycling Gallery
We used to base our rides around the route. Now we base them around the cafe stop, the wind and then the route in that order Continue reading Coffee Stop Snob
If my Strava personal assistant (and let’s call her Sally) offered me the chance of setting up such a goal, reminded me of it, reported against my progress and even gave me a nudge if I was below schedule for that period, would it make me work a bit harder? Continue reading If I Were Strava CEO
My finger hovered over the mouse as the screen urged me to hit the buy button on the Specialized Roubaix Comp that was advertised Continue reading Specialized Roubaix Comp 2020
Approximately two years ago I set out to organise a London to Paris bike ride for anyone at work that was interested in coming with me. The aim, was to raise money for the charity Sanitation First and the consequence … Continue reading London to Amsterdam – why not?
There was a time when a Sportive would be seen as a big event for me, so much so that I would even lay my clothes out on the floor the night before, write check lists and plan an energy … Continue reading Cotswold Sportive
I had stayed at Liz’s house in London the night before as they were away somewhere and I think we were babysitting or something. Either way, it meant I had to get up very early if I was going to … Continue reading Trophy Cabinet
Life begins at 40 they said. I’m hoping I can say the same about 50 as it’s coming round the corner pretty darn quick .. Continue reading Finding Fifty
Whenever I head to the coast, particularly the Dorset coast, it reminds me of all those family holidays down to Weymouth, Bournemouth and the various beaches around the area. That’s why a cycle trip that takes in these very shores is always something to look forward to, and why it has now become a bit of an annual event. I will let the pictures do the talking on this occasion, but I think you get the gist that like all these things, it’s only as good as the people you go with so you will have trust me when I … Continue reading A Very British Cycle Ride