Punctures and luck…

Touch wood and all that…. The fact is I don’t get many punctures, road or off road. Apart from a pinch puncture blip when I first started riding a 29er I’ve hardly punctured. Is it the quality of equipment, riding style or luck? I don’t know. I like to think that it is the former…

Not so epic after all

I have enjoyed talking about my ride in the Pyrenees and for me it seemed almost epic although from the good state of my legs I feel sure that I could have done a full week. I have to remember that The Wootton road seven stages last year and a couple of days ago I…

A raid Pyrenees

It’s been a long time coming, and on the way I like to think that in building up to this over the last 10 years I have inspired a few riders to seek out some interesting rides too.  At last I have had a road trip. The lasting memory is not the collection of cols…

I’d forgotten how nice mountain biking can be

I know that the trails are perfect and the hills a joy to be in but I have been road mad. It helps having the Tour de France on and its made more fun beacuse I’m racing regularly. I’ve also finally got my trip to the mountains organised and I’ll be riding in the Pyrenees…

July is made for road riding

I know that we are luckier than most with the seemingly endless miles of trails across the South Downs and the North Downs being less than an hour away but, come on! It’s July so you pretty well have to ride on the road.  I am not alone in that thought either, there was a…

The joy of racing

There is nothing better than watching the pros fight it out in the Big race when my legs are aching from racing myself. I’ve had a couple of weeks off racing so it was great to be back again. It was raining – lovely! I hate the hanging around and shivering but once the race…

Ride the road – The Tour is on!

The Tour de France has started and there are more Brits than ever before. What’s more they are good enough to win both attention, plaudits , some stages, even a place on the podium. Well done to Geraint Thomas for coming sixth yesterday. As you know I often tell customers that you want your bike…

Perfect finish to National Bike Week

Its been a busy week. In fact it all started last week doing a bike check for the kids at Thomas a Beckett middle school, I then went to EDF Energy in Worthing,  then EDF energy Tuesday for Cycle to Work scheme promotions. On Wednesday it was another bike check for the pupils of The…