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…

On The Road Again

2014 saw my first full year of retirement and a certain trepidation of how I would fill my time. I should not have worried as a sailing challenge got ticked off the bucket list and a cycling milestone of pedalling ten thousand miles in the year. This left 2015 with an empty diary so with…

Is There Still Space For Cycling In This Cash Strapped Land

The CTC have been promoting the “Space For Cycling” campaign and asking members to petition their MP and local councillors for change and given the recent spate of cycling deaths on London’s roads any pressure and improvements to get people cycling in a safe environment must be applauded but given the revenue generated by the…

Imperfect Storm

The closest relevance to cycling is that the storm prevented my Christmas Eve bike ride but mother nature takes no notice of  Christmas arrangements. An early morning chore in that I had to drive Mrs B to Sainsburys to collect the turkey confirmed my fears that I would not be cycling on Christmas Eve.  Flooded…

October Diary

Having spent the first two weeks of October on holiday and seemingly watching what seemed like half of Portugal cycling the roads of The Algarve I was eager to get back on the bike. The plan was to drop the suitcases and grab a couple of hours on the Hampshire lanes but I had not…

Who Is The Cycling ‘Banksy’?

A story appeared in this weeks Cycle Clips, the CTC e-mail magazine Who is the cycling ‘Banksy’? The artist known as ‘Banksy’ is a secretive and seldom seen figure whose identity is a mystery. Equally mysterious is an unusually fast cyclist who has been spotted on the ride-logging website Strava this week. The rider has been claiming…

A Short Training Ride

“The sun should make an appearance during the afternoon as the cloud breaks from the north to leave a mainly clear evening, the nagging North Easterly wind will ease as the day progresses” The daily weather forecast was music to my ears and my morning reconnaissance run to the local recycling centre had confirmed the…