Vittoria Corsa G+ road tyre review

One question I am often asked is “What tyres for Winter”. An emotive subject that I have written about before and I must confess this time to being seduced by reviews and marketing hype I read about the Vittoria Corsa G+ with its Graphene additive. I read endless reviews that seem to be written through…

Tyre Love

A recent club ride had its fair share of punctures and the talk invariably centred on what were the best tyres for our roads. It was interesting listening to different opinions and long-held beliefs about what brand are best, The answer to the question is akin to finding the Holy Grail and got me thinking…

A Late Summer Tour – Part 2

September 13th and I woke to a sunny start for my 65th birthday, I was now feeling like a professional cyclist, paid by the state to train. I share a birth date with Roald Dahl and one of his many quotes resonates and could have been written for me. After a walk into Bedoin for…

A Late Summer Tour – Part 1

As we had several immovable appointments towards the end of the year we decided on a three-week trip to France to revisit some of the towns I passed through on my ride earlier in the year. The plan was to drive to Provence and work our way back through the Loire Valley where Kaye could…

Master of The Roads, In Your Dreams…

Hampshire is in my opinion is one of the worst counties for potholes that I have cycled so I was intrigued to pick up the Alton Herald and read claims suggesting my observations were far from reality and Hampshire County was ahead of the game with its new Roadmaster pot hole repair system. It seems…

Bedouin, A Week In Provence.

After finishing my ride from Hampshire to Nice the next three weeks were holiday but we were not sure where as the fuel shortage in France was looming large. I had wanted to ride up Mt Ventoux again, this time from Bedoin so we decided to retrace our steps and depending on fuel we would have…