More fun than I could possibly imagine. Niner RLT9 review

I used to say that I had got through my cycling life successfully avoiding only two things: rollers and cyclocross. Last year I cracked and now enjoy the excitement (and benefits) of rollers. So that only left CX. I have long suspected that Cyclocross racing would be right up my street and I have not…

Whyte T-130 RS – first impression

Tuesday night is roadie night – a murderous HIT session. But with the trails so good and the weather mild I was drawn into the night by my working buddies. I had arrived at work with road racing kit but soon looked the part in Endura MTR baggies and Scott Stego helmet in fact the…

Sharing the load. 3T Ergosum bar review

It was really warm as the group gathered by the pier with lots of faces that I had not seen before. It all started slow enough but then it gradually increased in speed.  It was the same old bunch at the front but with some notable reinforcements. Not only were these guys strong but willing…

You need a plan

Sometimes you need a plan. Last night, for instance, we just rode. It was a bit of a mess and I got the raw deal. My legs were hurting from the last few rides and I needed an easy session. I never expected to be out on this ride, hence my effort on Sunday. There…

Group riding is fun afterall.

I’ve been riding for years and when I first really got into it I found that I was a bit of a sado and no one wanted to ride like me so I ended up riding on my own.  It wasn’t a problem because riding was really just about me, the hill and what my…

What a week?

It started with the fear that one of our friends might not make it. Then, as the days moved on, our hopes turned from whether he’ll live, to will his head be OK, to will has leg be OK to will he be out soon to when will he be riding again. Apparently he has…

A great day – but NEVER get dropped!

The day started at 8am at Worthing High School We were doing a bike heck for their Eco Day. As I was leaving I bumped into Tim Loughton one of our local MPs. It turns out that he is doing a charity ride and I offered to sort out his bike. Having seen it he…

The trails are busier than ever

I don’t have to worry about trying to decide what to ride as life is a bit more structured now that I can road race every Tuesday. The mountain bike was an easy choice. I didn’t have a plan so we just rode into wind. Although the land between the Adur and Devil’s Dyke is…

A change is as good as a rest – but what a change?

It couldn’t have been more of a change. Jimbo arrange to meet me at 6:30pm. We would be going to Stanmer. I don’t ride at night very often so at 5:30 I realised that I didn’t have any lights. I found some but then discovered that they needed charging. Not very organised! When we got…

All the gear – no idea

I am the man: swanky pure white North Wave Typhoon shoes, Kask Vertigo helmet and my trusty Wilier Cento Uno. He’s got to be quick…. One problem, I was not alone. Quick on your own is not the same as quick in company. Despite thinking that I had found form after Sunday’s ride all of…