Mulled wine maketh a Cross rider

On a road bike there is no real packing order, everyone rides where ever in the pack, well bar the few slackers who hide at the back – yes we know you’re there 😉 This all changes when you go off-road – not ala Lance towards the end of the 2003 TdF stage into Gap…

Never too old to cycle #space4cycling

Yesterdays commute home was special. Pedalling along Fulham road towards Parson Green, I had moved to the outside of the cars as there is a left turn the cars take. Many of the cars don’t indicate, nor look for cyclists on their inside before turning, so I take the safer, outside option. Yesterday was different.…

Three Weddings and a Bike

Either I’m making a large deposit in the CarbonNeutral Bank or I am completely nuts. Yes I know most of you agree with the latter, dont worry I still love you even if you do. In my restless quest for finding some new challenges and having already done a few large rides, mostly in groups…

What goes up, must come down…

…and up it went and down it came. 201km over some of the Tours great climbs, there was only ever going to be one way to describe this Etape: Tough. Four major climbs dotted the profile, but on closer inspection the flat sections were in fact gradual inclines to the base of the climbs. As…