Cycle The Wight

The Isle Of Wight Randonnee in May was the first time I had cycled the Island and my glowing endorsement had Mrs B eager to try the roads I had enthused about.  With a September forecast predicting a temperature of 24C, clear skies and no wind the alarm was set for an early start. The…

CTC ride to East Ilsley

Looking through the Fleet CTC rides programme and a Thursday ride to East Ilsley caught my eye. Digging out the Ordnance Survey maps suggested it would be in the region of a 90 mile ride by the time I got back home and a good test for stamina and endurance. For the previous couple of…

Never Mind The Quality

“Planned obsolescence stimulates demand by encouraging purchasers to buy sooner if they still want a functioning product”. The Wikipedia definition rings true with a lot of manufacturing these days and has certainly struck a chord with my cycling purchases of late. The internet is awash with reviews but I am beginning to wonder if people’s…