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That was cyclocross 2017/18

This year as CX season came to a premature end for us when the London League Team Champs were cancelled at the last minute by Walstead School. Looking back on the year though it’s been a much happier story. This is a story about my kids so switch off now if you’re not interested. This has a limited audience, I know. Continue reading “That was cyclocross 2017/18”

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Bike Test: Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 (2016) review

So my local bike pusher shop owner, Duncan at Wallington Cycles, has been giving me test rides on the latest Giant Bikes. Last one was the Propel, and before that the Defy Advanced Pro. He is a very bad man.

Today, I finally got a ride on the latest TCR Advanced Pro 1.  Not a bad looking machine and it goes pretty damn well too. Just a shame it wasn’t the middle of summer. Continue reading “Bike Test: Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 (2016) review”

Another cycling flashmob – Chris Hoy

Becoming a bit of theme in London these days. Read the full story on Cycling Weekly.

Road terrorists

You get a few close passes if you ride a bike for more than one day in summer. Riding to work takes the biscuit. Continue reading “Road terrorists”

Join the next Stop Killing Cyclist die-in, Nov 27 #NoMoreCoffins

The third annual die-in and vigil for people killed while riding bikes in London will be held later this month outside the TfL HQ on Blackfriars Road.
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Saddle sores slowing you down?

Eventually, most riders get them. The internet is littered with questions about getting rid of saddle sores. I know, I’ve looked through 80% of them. Continue reading “Saddle sores slowing you down?”

Bike to work more safely – courtesy of analytics

The data is certainly available – this article demonstrates that. The main problem we have now is the one we have always had, political will to make the changes we need in our towns and cities to make them liveable. Otherwise the congestion, pollution and road deaths will continue.

IBM Center for Applied Insights

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Cycling is a very good thing. It’s good for us as individuals; it’s good for the environment; and it’s good for the economy.

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Cycling Debate: Just more talking and hand waving?

Yesterday was Cycling Debate. Three political parties had a chance to say how much they would do for our towns and cities, to help more people cycle.

Continue reading “Cycling Debate: Just more talking and hand waving?”

The best cycling flash mob ever?

Cycle commuters in London got some welcome support on the streets recently.

This is good..

But it’s not this good…

Reporting potholes with FixMyStreet

One thing has certainly become easier since getting a Shimano Sports Camera – reporting potholes on FixMyStreet.

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Shimano bring out wind muffler for sports camera

Still no editing software but Shimano are bringing out more hardware for the Sport Camera.

Continue reading “Shimano bring out wind muffler for sports camera”

YouTube editor, you’re twisting my melons man

Yesterday was a lovely day in Surrey. Took a ride down to Box Hill to do hill repeats and of course strapped on the video camera. Continue reading “YouTube editor, you’re twisting my melons man”

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