BHF South Downs Way 2015, failed again!

It’s been a while since I’ve written up anything about riding. And what a time to restart following the death of Don Lock. That puts any riding achievement into its rightful place. It’s simply cycling. Nothing more. There are more important things. However, Don might have disagreed such was his love for cycling and competition….

There’s a place for 26″ and 29″

I harp on and on about 29ers and with good reason. So this week I got Scott to lend us a Scale 29er Pro in medium for Will to try. I couldn’t bear the thought of him turning up for his first race on his Kinesis and getting blown out the back simply because he…

Niner Air 9 Carbon review – and summer goes on and on…

I’m a lucky guy. Just check out how many tasty 29ers I’ve ridden since January. I’ve been riding and racing 26 inch mountain bikes in various forms for 27 years, yes I’m am old git…, but in 10 months I have had the pleasure of hammering, crashing, jumping and altogether having a blast on 10…

Whyte 829 review

At last I got my hands on the new Whyte 829. I was lucky enough to have had a go on a prototype back in May but I couldn’t tell anyone about that. This time I can. I expected to get a medium but a large turned up. Oh well! It looked big but once…

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…

Illustrious company

We had a Scott training session today that started with some information on setting up the bikes and details of the 2012 models and finished with a ride. The high point for me was seeing the new Scott Foil(if I wasn’t flying back from the Pyrenees on Tuesday Caroline would have given me one to…

Size matters

Not just the wheel size but the frame size too. I have just had a good, nay, great ride on a medium 29er. Previously I had only ridden large 29ers, mostly the Scott Scale 29er Pro. Thanks to a friendly customer and a timely first free service I have been out and about on the…

Big wheel Mid Summer spin

It was bright, sunny, warm and windy and it was the longest day. It wasn’t the longest day because I’d risen just after five but it was mid Summers day. I wanted to be out on a mountain bike to celebrate. I rode the Scott Scale 29er Pro. I was extra excited about riding the…

Dream time – 29er

Now I own a shop so I ought to be a kit freak but anyone that knows me will know that, for me, its not about the bike. I don’t want for anything other than time. I want to ride.  Or that was until I rode the Scott Scale 29er Pro (probably the best value/performance…