The Isle Of Wight at night.

One of my favourite areas to ride in the UK is the Isle of Wight and I have enjoyed The Island’s roads on many occasions. Last year I joined a group of cyclists called ‘The Fridays” who enjoy Friday night rides to the coast from London and after enjoying several outings I agreed with good…

Canyon Endurace AL Winter Bike, Initial Thoughts

A dedicated Winter bike to save my Canyon Aeroad and Van Nicholas from the harsh road conditions of the Winter months. After a fair bit of research and with a list of several key features an Aluminium Canyon Endurace topped the list for value as well so an online order was placed. Having had problems…

A Cold And Frosty Morning

The week after Christmas is a difficult time with family commitments so when the opportunity arises its nice to be able to get a few miles in and seeing a free day I planned a 70 mile circular route out to Pamber End. The forecast was for possible frost, possible fog and temperatures between zero…

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…

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…

A Winters Tale

Back in the Autumn I had decided that I needed a winter bike so I placed an online order for a Canyon with disc brakes, the order was later cancelled when the bike delivery date came and went and Canyon could not confirm when I might expect to receive it. The reason for an extra…