Monthly Archives: November 2012

Why write a cycling blog?

For a long time I have enjoyed reading other people’s blogs and I guess that led me into my own, which I also enjoy.  But why?  Why would anyone want to write a blog, or a blog about cycling? Here’s … Continue reading

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Preventing punctures

If you ride a bike, you’ll almost certainly get a puncture at some point (no pun intended).  Just a reality of cycling I guess but there are things you can do to minimise this downer (is that another pun?). Preparation … Continue reading

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The benefits of cycling with someone else

  Over the years I have been inclined to cycle on my own, rather than with a cycling partner or even joining a club.  That’s not to say I’m a complete loner on the road as my friend Wallie and … Continue reading

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Review – Tacx Blue Matic turbo trainer

The advantage of having a turbo trainer is to continue cycling when outdoor conditions make this difficult.  They allow you to stay indoors and simulate going for a bike ride without any risk of getting wet, frost bite, punctures, lost, … Continue reading

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Buying second hand bikes

My good friend Phil asked me about buying a second hand bike: where, how much, what type and so on.  He’s keen to get going on a bike but plans to make a modest investment in the initial outlay.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Review – Bontrager RXL Thermal gloves

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  I got these a little while ago as I really did need some winter gloves.  At £39.99 they’re not cheap and I was a little disappointed but there has been a partial remedy but I still need some better … Continue reading

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Honest John and cyclists

It is a very long time since I last read the Telegraph’s motoring agony aunt’s page (or is it ‘uncle’?) and I see Honest John’s last edition on Saturday 10th November 2012 had a photograph of Bradley Wiggins to illustrate … Continue reading

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Cycling pictures from Spain


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The new revolutionary airless tyre

It has been said the best ideas are brilliantly simple and so obvious; you wonder why anyone hasn’t already done it.  Take these tyres for instance.  They are constructed in a way which is self-supporting i.e. no inner tube is … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Book by Bella Bathurst

Just read this book on our recent holiday.  Unexpectedly entertaining, insightful and just the thing while on a holiday and missing my own bicycle. Bella Bathurst takes a unique look at the world of cycling in this very readable book. … Continue reading

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Is Tahini good for you?

Meridian Light Tahini – a tasty alternative to peanut butter I must tell you about this jar of light Tahini which we have in our fridge.  While it is there right now, it won’t last long. This is the first … Continue reading

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Surviving the winter months

Here in England I love the different seasons, right from the cosiness of the winter through to the balmy days of summer.  And yet I find my mood can drop during the winter months, especially if it drags on for … Continue reading

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Cycling in Spain

We’ve just had a family holiday in Spain, staying in Javea (that’s “Haa-vee-a”) and it was great to see a good number of road cyclists out and about.  I checked out a half decent bike shop where I could have … Continue reading

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