Monthly Archives: February 2009

The road to Ventoux begins in our dreams

Still not sorted out a place, still not properly organised but I’ll share with you an experience we will all endure. Riding out to Richmond Park this morning, headphones in, head prepared for three laps (roughly an hour and fifteen … Continue reading

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Great service from Geoffrey Butler Cycles

I recently posted about some of the issues when it comes to buying a woman’s bike and how frustrating my girlfriend was finding it. Great response to it from readers on the issues as well. Today I can announce that … Continue reading

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Svein Tuft, un rouleur romantique

If Svein Tuft didn’t exist then someone would have written him into the literary history of cycling. Juliet Macur paints a beautiful portrait in her New York Times article ‘Canadian Rider Has Made Unorthodox Climb to the Top’. In an … Continue reading

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Buying a women’s road bike – where to look for advice?

My girlfriend is currently in the process of trying to buy herself a road bike. Were she looking at men’s bikes then she’d have a huge array of brands, equipment and parts to chose from. As she’s a woman, she’s … Continue reading

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Can you cycle on snow?

It’s the question that some British cyclists have been asking this week with the UK getting the sort of snow that Scandinavians and Canadians regard as a seasonal norm. As far as I can tell the simple answer is that … Continue reading

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A return to fitness starts with pain

After bemoaning that I was getting nowhere with getting back in shape I managed to get in about 5-7 hours riding in the last week or so. As liversedge pointed out on twitter: “They say to form a habit you … Continue reading

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