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…

The Tubeless Story Continues…

Its six months now since I went over to tubeless tyres in an effort to stem the stream of punctures I seem to suffer on Hampshire’s lanes. In that time I have had mixed experiences, I have studied endless videos on how to repair tubeless on the road and read how easy it is but…

Binsted to Nice, “Le Grande Depart”

After last years Lands End to John O Groats cycle ride Kaye announced that she would rather not do another trip that involved chasing me around the country in the motor home. This was a real spanner in the works as I had my mind set on another trip, this time cycling from Binsted to…

DIY Headset Press

One of the must have tools when building up a bicycle is a headset press, it is also one of the easiest to fabricate as a DIY project. The recent rebuild of my Van Nicholas necessitated the use of a headset press and given the cost of a Park Tool version at over £100 it…

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…

LEJOG, The End Game.

  LeJog is just one of the iconic rides that every cyclist longs to do and now that I had retired there was no work to get in the way so last December I just picked an arbitrary date in May to start and worked back from there. I was not doing it for charity,…

Wagons Roll

Two days before we left for Lands End and the start of LeJog I collected the Motorhome from parking and Kaye spent the day loading it with supplies as well as nagging me to pack the cycling kit I will need for the journey. I have loaded up every conceivable spare part and tool I…