Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ammaco folding bicycle review

Here’s a little unexpected review.  I wouldn’t normally find myself riding this kind of bike but as we were staying in Spain, courtesy of some friends and this was in their apartment, I couldn’t resist a quick spin. What is … Continue reading

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“Must Do” bike rides

Tour de France, LEJOG, JOGLE, C2C and the list can go on.  Yes we must all do our own personal “must do” rides while we can.  At the tender age of 50 I have about 30 years of cycling left … Continue reading

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Becky’s bespoke bike repairs

Here’s my daughter Becky at work on our friend’s bike; it’s all about learning to be a little more self reliant, enterprising, entrepreneurial and something about learning how bikes work.  It is all leading towards her earning money towards a school … Continue reading

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Cycle Seven blog – happy 3rd birthday

I do like the Cycle Seven blog and I’d like to give it a plug here on my blog.  As a good all-round” cycling blog that covers a fair range of subjects it’s a good read. Written by a handful … Continue reading

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Review – Wholebake flapjacks

Back in September I bought a little supply of these flapjacks with high hopes for a brilliant find.  Below is our view but first of all a little introduction concerning Wholebake. The company Wholebake was founded in 1984 by Stephen … Continue reading

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Cardboard bike

A bicycle made from cardboard?  How green, how cool, wacky and well, cardboard – is it possible?  Read on….. Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni rides his cardboard bicycle in Moshav Ahituv in central Israel. The bicycle, made almost entirely of cardboard, … Continue reading

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The Jon Snow cycle effect?

We were intrigued, impressed and heartened to see evidence of so many cyclists at Channel 4’s building in Westminster, London.  Not that there were many at work last Sunday but plenty of bike locks hanging from the railings outside – … Continue reading

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Nice but look closer….

Who do you think would own a bike like this?  Spotted in Petty France, outside the Ministry of Justice.  Someone up to date in the cycling scene, a good dash of style. Classy Brooks B17 saddle, clearly a saddle of … Continue reading

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Bike shots in London

Outside the Tate Modern, some classy bicycles A very nice Felt frame, perhaps carbon fibre.  Not so sure about the white chain and rims? A pair of Moultons, perhaps his and hers?  These are cool and clearly the Brooks saddle … Continue reading

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Cycling alone, or in a group?

  Which do you prefer?  Riding your bike or maybe going with others?  By nature I tend to cycle (and run) on my own and I never yearn to have someone else alongside.  That’s not to say I don’t enjoy … Continue reading

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Cateye TL-LD100 review

  I bought one of these lights three years ago and was so pleased, I got another for my second bike.  Overall I am impressed with it. Description There are two rows of LED lights on this good quality rear … Continue reading

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Cleaning a bicycle chain

Cleaning a bicycle chain is probably one of the yuckiest things to do in the world of cycling, other than having a broken chain in the middle of nowhere, at night and in the pouring rain.  And yet when you … Continue reading

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Correct position on the road

This cyclist has adopted the correct position on the road – about 1 metre from the edge.  This allows a cyclist to be able to avoid any potholes, sunken drains through having sufficient room to be able to move to … Continue reading

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