Bike News, Clothing

Winter cycling Part 2 – The clothes dilemma

In my experience what to wear during the Autumn and Winter is the biggest issue that stops people cycling as the weather deteriorates. It’s a can of worms that has too many permutations, so you need to try options and see what works best for you. Note!! You will get your clothing wrong at times …

Bike News

Winter cycling Part 1 – Dealing with the winter weather

Note – While I’ve written these articles with respect to mountain-biking, it’s aimed at the trail/XC end of MTB, so much of the information is directly relevant for other cyclists, including cyclocrossers, rural commuters, winter tourers. I’d hope that other less muddy cyclists will benefit from some of the tips and ideas. These articles are …

Bikes, Mountain Bikes

Giant Anthem X3 2012 – Long-term review

Let’s put one debate to bed to start with… I really rate 26” wheels, I think they offer a more versatile ride than a 29” wheel for my sort of riding, and I’m very happy with my decision three years ago to stick with small wheels. Saying that, if I was buying now, I’d almost …

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Cycle Show 2016 – A brief round up and all things orange

Firstly… apologies for the tardiness in getting this update to press… it’s been a busy month or so… anyway back to ‘proper’ business… Our third visit to the cycle show in its ‘new’ location at Birmingham’s NEC and it continues to improve. Having Louis and one of his mates in tow meant that we were …

Tri Training Log

Strong floater, weak swimmer

22nd September – 28 lengths, 22 minutes… Fourth swim session in two weeks now done and I’m still not feeling like a stronger swimmer. I’m certainly not anywhere close to stringing multiple 25 metre lengths of freestyle together, and am stuck at alternating between freestyle and breast stroke, with breathers after every 2 or 4 …