Never think twice about a bike service

Have you ever wondered if a bike service is worth the money?  Have you ever thought your bike will be fine if you keep it clean and lube the chain occasionally?  Well, think again. A few years back, I had a bad experience with a bike service.  I paid for what should have been a … Continue reading Never think twice about a bike service

AfterShokz Areopex – Review

I first became aware of AfterShokz when I saw them being sold at the London Bike Show just over three years ago. I was sceptical as to whether the sound quality of wireless bone conduction headphones would be any good. I am one of those people who like good quality sound when playing music, regardless … Continue reading AfterShokz Areopex – Review

Cyclist and Horse Riders – great advice for both

The following was published by the British Hose Society at https://www.bhs.org.uk/advice-and-information/common-incidents/cycles We are both vulnerable - Let’s work together Equestrians and cyclists are both vulnerable road users. We both share similar risks when riding on the road, and we need access to more safe off-road riding. Cyclists and horse riders have a statutory right to ride … Continue reading Cyclist and Horse Riders – great advice for both

Virtual -v- Real World Cycling

During the COVID-19 lock-down, I have aimed to do as much as my training indoors as possible.  I have a smart trainer for cycling and a treadmill for running.  I have used various apps for both with my current favourites being Zwift for running and Bkool, the same brand as my trainer, for cycling.  Zwift … Continue reading Virtual -v- Real World Cycling

Cycling during the COVID-19 crisis

Last week I asked the question "is it ok to ride?" and concluded that, so long as it is not a group ride and social distancing is practised then, yes it is ok.   Being a solitary cyclist, neither of these constraints are a problem for me.  Yes, there is a risk that I might … Continue reading Cycling during the COVID-19 crisis

Cycling-themed movie playlist

Here is an interesting playlist from Cycling UK.  As they say: Whether you're self-isolating, in quarantine, social-distancing, or just looking for a movie-marathon, grab the popcorn and get comfy, there’s something here for everyone. Here is a link to their list: Get your cycling fix(ie) with our suggested playlist of cycling-themed films IMO, there are … Continue reading Cycling-themed movie playlist

Is it ok to ride?

I have read many posts on social media with people asking if it is ok to go out on the bike during the COVID-19 crisis.  For what it’s worth, here are my thoughts. I guess it is inevitable that cycling events are being postponed or cancelled at all levels.  I am already missing the cobbled … Continue reading Is it ok to ride?