I Need Another Bike

Building From Scratch (Part 1) The great thing or perhaps the not so great thing about cycling is that it gives you time to think and so while riding my Cannondale and getting soaked in yet another Spring deluge my brain dialled into the need for a second road bike with guards for wet weather…

SKS Commuter Mudguards

I bought my Boardman Hybrid in January 2012 and after only a couple of rides I could see that a pair of mudguards would be called for. The bike seemed to have been a trigger for a particularly wet spell and coming back from every ride with a muddy wet streak down my back was…

Phil Hampton Memorial Ride

Saturday 23rd was the eleventh year of the Phil Hampton memorial ride and as it is organised by the local CTC I felt as a fairly new member it warranted my support. Phil Hampton was a member of CTC North Hampshire. He was an electrical engineer who had given up full-time work to make time…

A Day Without Rain

After three days of rain and snow and given the promise of a dry day it seemed an opportunity to get out for a ride and shake off the cobwebs. A cold north easterly wind persuaded me to pick a route with enough shelter when heading the icy blast and at least the sun made…

New Years Day Ride 2013

After seeing in the New Year with close family my concern was always what state the body would be in for a New Years Day ride. Waking as the sun rose the head felt fine and opening the curtain revealed a clear blue sky so after a few family domestic chores it was on with…