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Sainsbury’s & Waitrose Decaf Coffee

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Still on the hunt for the perfect decaffeinated, time to compare a couple of supermarket coffees against each other.  These two aren’t bad but there are differences between them. Getting in touch with Customer Service…. With both Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, … Continue reading

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Ticked off by Evans

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Yes, I have been seriously ticked off by Evans.  I imagine this is for not promoting their products.  Actually I do feel guilty about this as I’m meant to be one of their affiliate ‘partners’. So if you wouldn’t mind, … Continue reading

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Aldi winter cycling 2016

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It’s that time of year: Aldi have released their range of Aldi winter cycling 2016 gear.  It is also a time when savvy cyclists stock up on clothing, maintenance supplies and the like.  Perhaps even the nearest-and-dearest will be getting … Continue reading

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Aldi winter cycling range 2015

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I have just received a selection of the Aldi winter cycling range, for reviewing ahead of the launch on Thursday 24th September.  As usual it will appear in the Aldi shops for a limited time and selling will almost certainly … Continue reading

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Whyte Suffolk 2015 model mini review

Recently one of my readers, Nori, asked me about the Whyte Suffolk 2015 model, so here’s some thoughts having tracked one down locally: at Pedalworks in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. First impressions are that it looks pretty similar to the 2014 model … Continue reading

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Grab some discounts on dhb

 For sometime now I have quite liked dhb cycle clothing as it combines good quality and design with value for money.  Their range stocked by Wiggle has grown to become one of the widest around anywhere. You can read more … Continue reading

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Brooks Limited Edition Swallow

I came across the interesting, timeless and curious Brooks Swallow saddle, produced as a limited edition.  In the case of the photograph below, this is one of the 2007 models where just 999 were made. Alternative colours have also been … Continue reading

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Which bicycle for Paul Scoins?

This is all about Paul Scoins and his quandary about which bicycle to get his hands on.  Paul is a gifted, articulate journalist for BBC local radio, with a slant on political news stories.  Describes himself as a “terrible cyclist” … Continue reading

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Recommended tyres for a sportive

What would be my recommended tyre for a sportive?  Recently blog reader Deano asked this question in a comment on the review of the Specialized Allez. Sportives are cycling events growing in popularity throughout the UK.  They are organised rides … Continue reading

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Beware of Bike Shaped Objects

Newcomers to cycling need to beware of Bike Shaped Objects, BSO for short.  I’m not saying not to buy one, but just take care to make sure it’s in good order before you start to use it.  Make sure you … Continue reading

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Gift ideas for cyclists

Now I don’t want anyone to think I’m dropping hints or anything like that, although it must be confusing figuring out gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.  The fact that it will be Valentine’s Day coming up followed … Continue reading

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Carrera Virago – desktop review

If you are after a bargain carbon fibre road bike with half decent components, the Carrera Virago could be it.  For £800 it looks tempting.  Aside from deciding on the size frame and the kind of pedals you fancy, the … Continue reading

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Taking care of your feet

Everyone needs good feet – especially runners and cyclists.  It is so easy for any of us to take our feet for granted in spite of the punishment we give them.  Read any book about running and you’re bound to … Continue reading

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Early review – Trek Bontrager Ember USB rear light

Rear facing lights like the Bontrager Ember USB which are fixed to helmets are gaining popularity and it’s not hard to see why.   It is an effective way of being seen sooner in some situations and as I’m trying … Continue reading

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