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Review – Continental Grand Prix 4 Season

This is a pretty good tyre from our experience and worth the little extra these cost over lesser tyres.  I got these initially for my daughter’s bike as we needed a reliable, puncture-free tyre that would be a good all-rounder. … Continue reading

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Cannondale Supersix Evo – review

  My friend Barry treated himself to an early Christmas present in the form of a lovely Cannondale Supersix Evo.  It’s fair to say he likes it and I must admit it’s very nice.  This is what Barry has to … 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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Quick review – Trek Modone 4.0

Here’s a quick review of a Trek Madone 4.0 and aka “The Mad One”.  Proudly owned by my friend Robin who has kindly allowed me a couple of rides and I thought it would be helpful to pass on my … Continue reading

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Aldi Pro Cycling trousers review 2014

Following on from my recent and advance review of Aldi’s pro winter cycling clothing range, here’s a little review of the Aldi Pro cycling trousers being released on 25th September.  It might be worth you taking a look at the … Continue reading

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Aldi winter cycling clothing 2014 review

I have been fortunate in being able to take an advance look at Aldi’s 2014 winter cycling clothing range for review which is in the shops from 25th September.  For cyclists already “in the know” Aldi’s cycle clothing is regarded … Continue reading

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Strangers with Coffee – review

I’d like you to meet Ivan and Susan Hewitt, the owners of the Strangers with Coffee speciality coffee shop in Wells, Somerset.  We came across this little gem when visiting Wells and to be honest, we were like a pair … Continue reading

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Quick review – Whyte Suffolk

Here’s a quick real-life review of the Whyte Suffolk, 2014 model, as owned by cycling friend Barry who has a naturally brisk pace.  It is a decent, mid-priced bicycle that could be described as an all-rounder, a practical, sensible machine. … Continue reading

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Review Hoy Cammo 650c 2014 Road Bike

Here’s a quick desk top review of the interesting Hoy Cammo 650c 2014 road bike, as sold by Evans.  The normal retain price is £600 and therefore in the entry level road bike range, though not at rock bottom.  It … 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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Review – Specialized Allez C2 2014

  I have been meaning to publish this review for several months but here it is – the Specialized Allez C2 2014 model.  Following the worldwide success of the 2013 model this is worth checking out if you’re in the … Continue reading

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Review – Abus Combiflex 202 cable bike lock

There is a bewildering choice of locks on the market each with their own advantages, or disadvantages.  Some of these are seriously secure and seriously bulky, heavy and awkward – and just what any weight conscious roadie doesn’t need.   … Continue reading

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Thorn Audax Mk3 5000 mile review

Earlier this year I clocked up 5000 miles on the Thorn Audax and that’s time to review my investment in cycling. In brief, the Thorn Audax is a fairly traditional steel frame bicycle, aimed at cyclists who are looking to … Continue reading

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Aldi cycling clothing – why I’m a convert

  What’s your view of the budget priced Aldi supermarket?  Is it just for people who can’t afford to shop at Waitrose or M&S?  Is it for people living in deprived areas where poverty looms along with all the usual … Continue reading

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