Cars To Watch Out For – A Road Cyclist’s Guide

Like a proficient driver, a good road cyclist can read the traffic and predict events before they happen. This is mostly down to a familiarity with road layout and traffic movement. The best road cyclists however add another element to the equation – the type of car people are driving. After recently reading a blog … More Cars To Watch Out For – A Road Cyclist’s Guide

Mountain Malaise, A Guide To The Ills Of The Hills – Part 1, Altitude

For most of us, the mountains are a source of health and wellbeing. The combination of clean mountain air, physical exercise and mental decluttering makes for healthy living. It’s when we start pushing our bodies, our capabilities and altitude, that the pendulum swings. Clean mountain air becomes bitterly cold wind that sucks warmth and life … More Mountain Malaise, A Guide To The Ills Of The Hills – Part 1, Altitude

Paris-Roubaix – From Cycling Fan to Fanatic

To refer to the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix as bone-rattling or teeth-chattering is to assume that you have any bones or teeth left once you’ve submitted to them. Indeed, riders can be left with teeth resembling the disconcertingly spaced cobblestones with cavernous voids between each unit, or with a body feeling as fragile and hollow as … More Paris-Roubaix – From Cycling Fan to Fanatic

Leading the Way

“And you’re happy with that?” asked the walker, looking sceptically at my anchor – an ice axe buried in snow. “I was until you said that,” I thought, too tired to speak having hacked a hole in névé with the consistency of set concrete, as I now tentatively shouted “Safe!” down to my second, Nick. … More Leading the Way