It’s always fun to have a great playlist for a ride or just while getting ready. Perhaps not the cycling songs you were expecting and also its just what is available on Spotify. I hope I have avoided the most obvious songs and the clichés. If you have any suggestions then let me know
After thinking about my cycling goals for 2019 my thoughts turned to a bike to use for these rides and climbs. One of my suppliers ChickenCycleKit is the owner of the Tifosi brand. As I wanted a bike that I could use all year round their aluminium framed, carbon forked CK7 frame seemed like a suitable starting Read more about Road Bike Build![…]
Just thinking of setting some cycling goals for 2019 and decided on these two…probably. 75 climbs and and the south to north Wales route, should keep me busy. Road.cc describes Cycling Climbs of Wales as “another Festival of Pain” so that will be nice.
Just got a thank you card from British Cycling Let’s Ride and a keyring for leading 10 Guided Rides. Which was nice…
I spent a sunny couple of hours helping out at the Magor & Undy Sponsored Charity Family Bike Ride 2018 in aid of Ty Hafan and Prostate Cymru, checking bikes over before the riders set out. One rider came over with a bike they stated they had just picked up from a well known national chain that Read more about Spot The Obvious Error![…]
One lone leader and a chasing Peloton…
A first for me. The National Star College at Hereford – a college designed for people with complex and multiple learning disabilities – asked me to help get some adapted cycles they discovered in storage, restored and safe for reuse. I didn’t know much about this arrangement, or the advantages and pitfalls, and could find very Read more about Adapted Cycling[…]
The Tour De Gwent takes place on Sunday 15th April. I have just spent a surprisingly sunny afternoon helping put up some of the advance notice signs. I will also be there on the day helping out as a mechanic.
So, I could have just bought an Easter Egg, but instead I decided to build myself a 27.5″ Hardtail MTB…as you do. Brand X frame, bars and headset; RockShox Judy forks; Avid BB5 brakes, Sunrace MX crankset and bottom bracket with 32T chainring; Sunrace 11 speed chain; Sunrace MX 11 Speed shifter; Shimano SPD pedals; Read more about Not An Easter Egg![…]
When you have a small workshop keeping organised is key. Tyres and wheels are not the easiest shapes to deal with so it was time to build some specialist storage…and hey presto! Despite the snow there were enough dry days to complete this. I am however searching for a decent sized workshop as well.