Cycling

Cycling

Urban Hill Climb 2022

The UK has some very individual events in the world of cycling – a good example being the classic 10 mile time trial, often take...

Cycling, Podcasts

L’Étape du Tour 2022

There is an accompanying podcast to this blog! Listen at the bottom of the piece or follow this link. I’ve done a few sportives over...

Cycling

Festive 500

The “Festive 500” was a cycling challenge cooked up by Rapha, the cycle-clothing company, in 2010 to promote more cycling across the...

Cycling

Bikepacking King Alfred’s Way

Here’s a trip I made earlier this year, but didn’t write about at the time. I’m publishing this piece now because I did...

Cycling

90s MTB to Singlespeed Conversion

Sometime around 1995 or 1996, I bought a Giant ATX 850 mountain bike. This was a rigid bike – not even any front suspension. It had...

Cycling

Making the Most of 2020

This post is a bit unusual, since it’s very much about me, and I don’t usually write that much about myself. In many ways,...

Audio, Cycling, Podcasts

Froome at the Giro in 2018

I don’t mention it here as often as I should, but I do work as one of the producers on The Cycling Podcast. It’s has once again...

Cycling

Using a £20 Lidl Ultrasonic Cleaner on a Bike Cassette

In my local Lidl this weekend, I noticed a stash of ultrasonic cleaners retailing at £19.99 each. Usually they’d be used for things...

Cycling, Video

Playing with GoPro’s TimeWarp Feature

TimeWarp does a kind of timelapse for motion, but smooths everything out. I still wanted a ride that took over an hour to be faster, so...

Cycling, Video

Driving Under Lockdown

As the roads are currently much emptier during the UK coronavirus lockdown, in general terms it’s actually somewhat safer out there....