Windy rides and the sail effect of deep section rims

I can’t remember a year like this. I raced through bluebell woods in bright warm sunshine  last Sunday and then, on Tuesday, I visited hell. I raced at Goodwood. The rain started before I could finish my warm up lap so I was soaked and shivering before the race started. I hate the violent shaking…

Fast group ride and Northwave shoes and shorts review

 And the group grows… Today there were six of us. The more the merrier, the safer and, more importantly, the faster. It seems a long time since I was riding as Billy-no-mates. After a slow start we soon wound it up and were set for a fast ride when four decided to head back for…

Adultery and the Scott Foil Team Issue

Today’s ride was going to be complicated only because I was going to drop my wife off in Portsmouth at 7:15 am. That meant a later start and, thankfully, my buddies all offered to wait for me. So with my wife away I was set to play and I had a Scott Foil Team Issue…

No New Years resolutions, but……

Whilst I don’t do New Years Resolutions I did feel good rolling out at eight am on New Years Day. There was only my brother and I as the others didn’t make it. We didn’t see one other cyclist until we met a girl at the railway crossing in East Preston, nearly home. Where were…

Ride with pride!

I posted a comment on Facebook yesterday reminding cyclist to be proud to be British. The girl’s have dominated the Downhill World Cup this year, we have two DH World Champions in Danny Hart and Manon Carpenter. Our girls have been nigh on as prolific on the road as have the men. Britain is ranked…

London-Surrey Classic (Olympic test event)

What a nation? The national teams, both Great Britain and England, rolled out in the Olympic test event with all intentions of dominating and winning and yet the broadcast media ignored it. The capital city had roads closed off for the potential Olympians and crowds watched the inevitable. Team GB/Team England/Team Sky (call it what…

Each to their own!

I woke late but my leg felt good so I’d be out on the bike. I was too late to meet up with my mates who were going over to Whiteways so why not head there too. I started slow worried that I’d aggravate any damaged leg muscle but all seemed good so I slowly…

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…