Tag Archives: Cyclefit

Ride because it makes your life richer

A couple of blog posts recently have encouraged me to think about why I love cycling and why I ride my bike. Work has been tough recently and the bike has been a nice place away from the newsroom, which … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour survival: Your bike

So it’s about six weeks away now and most people have done a handful of long tough sportives to get in shape. I’ve been battering out the bike time with a mix of riding in the Surrey Hills (usually a … Continue reading

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Time to start saving

I’ve been dreaming for a while now of a new frame to replace the Merckx. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore the Merckx as a basic racing bike but part of me desires a really expensive flashy bike. I … Continue reading

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Merckx me up baby!

Well the classic shape Eddy Merckx frame was too big for me in the top tube. But the compact/sloping one wasn’t, so I now own an Eddy Merckx Race frame in black, silver and red. I’ve also ordered an SRAM … Continue reading

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The ride before Christmas

I couldn’t let myself reach Christmas without getting out into the Surrey Hills for the Sunday club ride so, on Christmas Eve, I dragged myself out of bed and down to Hampton Court Bridge to take a measure of my … Continue reading

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Is this about the bike?

Went in for my cyclefitting today at Cyclefit to see if getting my position right would help deal with my various problems. After a couple hours of pedalling, adjusting and measuring I came away feeling much happier about the cause … Continue reading

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Another week, another cold

Having spent most of the last two weeks feeling exhausted and not sleeping properly my body has finally kicked me in the arse and succumbed to the cold virus doing the rounds. Of course it waited until Friday evening to … Continue reading

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Pushed all the way

“One more rider in the second group, it’s not going to go too fast.” “OK, I’ll go.” I pipe up and set off for the toughest session in quite some time. I got hauled round on the first lap until … Continue reading

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