We’re going again | Upping the ante for 2018 cycling challenge(s)

Prepare yourselves… Another six months of being the boring one on the bike, another six months of Sunday morning Instagram posts around Merseyside, and another six months of testing myself against my inner fat self to shed some weight and raise some money for Prostate Cancer UK. After months debating whether to make the pilgrimage... Continue Reading →

How my mum and dad still inspire me 28 years on…

At seven years old we were asked what we wanted to be when we got older. Amongst the usual answers of astronauts, firemen and the blue Power Ranger (stupid answer, red was much better), I didn't hesitate to tell my teacher I wanted to drive lorries because it's what my Dad did, and I thought... Continue Reading →

Beware of the rubbish insult

Watching a bout of everyday road rage between a driver and a cyclist, I was reminded recently of the closest thing I've managed to the same scenario, and the pain and suffering that it cost me. You see, I'm the first to admit, I might not look 'sculpted' from the back when I'm wearing lycra,... Continue Reading →

Back to being a cycling bore… rather than just a bore

Three months removed from crossing the finish line in Amsterdam, my bike has done more mileage being moved up and down the hallway to hoover around it than it has under my own steam. As 2018's models are being released and my eyes open wide at the shiny new frames, new shapes and new specs... Continue Reading →

How did I end up exposing myself to a full train?

I'm stood showing a near full train every contour from the waist down. How did this happen?  When my pristine machine came out of the shop yesterday, me riding home on a train was most certainly not in the script. Resplendent with its new red handlebar tape, lighting up the road ahead; new pedals and... Continue Reading →

How long does it take to change cleats?

Even in my short, limited cycling past, changing pedals and cleats is one piece of mechanics and customisation I thought I'd mastered when I first made the change from flat to clipless. Needless to say, when the two mile walk a fortnight ago managed to grind the plastic down under my shoes I was fairly... Continue Reading →

Master Mechanic: King of the Hill | 5th Feb 2017

A week on from my 'mixed' start to 2017 on two wheels, another weekend rolled around and so did the second ride out from home, this week buoyed on by a positive weigh-in on the Friday and the premiere of Paragon, a film by a friend of mine Matt Owen, documenting a former Marine who... Continue Reading →

January Puncture Blues | 29th Jan 2017

With time getting on after Christmas I decided it was about time to get some miles under the belt. A couple of personal training sessions left me unable to walk for two weeks which doesn't help, but it seemed the time was about right. Dressed head to toe in new (matching) winter gear I hit... Continue Reading →

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