Originally posted on Alex's Cycle:
“This has been such a flat day”, I said to Tom as we pedalled out of Turin. We had started just outside of Carmagnola and had managed to make it to Turin early for breakfast. It was an extravagant affair…we pulled up outside an ‘Intermarche’, Europe’s finest small supermarket;…

Great idea for a bike hanger

Having Googled ‘best cycling blogs’ I came across this one. Couldn’t help stealing the photos of this great idea for bike storage, but I did post a comment on the site to let them know.  If you don’t hear from me again, you can assume that the breach of copyright led to a custodial sentence. […]

My first wheel build…slow but not painful

For a long time I’ve seen wheelbuilding as a bit of black art, and it’s a view shared by quite a few other cyclists I know. I’ve always wanted to acquire the skill, not least because it will enable me to build custom wheels for some of my projects. For example, having recently spotted a […]

Now you don’t need to wear lycra to be a real cyclist

Lycra has its upsides – it dries fast after a shower, it reduces your wind resistance and it shows off your figure. But having seen a few thousand cyclists at various events this year, its clear to me that not all figures are ideally suited to lycra. In fact, I’m on a bit of a […]

It’s bonkers diet time again….so I’ll share this weight-shedding idea that really, really works

As predictable as rain on a bank holiday Monday, the January consumer media are full of the latest diet advice. This year, even politicians are capitalising on the season’s hot topic to lambast the clinically obese, something that didn’t happen during John Prescott’s reign as Labour deputy leader – can’t imagine why not. Nutrition advice […]

The Thanet Silverlight comes home after 61 years

He (Les Cassell) eventually bought the freehold of 50 Elmdale Road, Bedminster, for which he had his leg pulled by some of his friends for being a “bloated capitalist”. Hilary Stone, Ease with Elegance, The Story of Thanet Cycles. Yesterday, on the way over to Portsmouth on the ferry from Saint-Malo, I remembered a coaching […]

An early arrival at Saint-Malo, by 4 days

Saint-Malo (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃.ma.lo]; Gallo : Saent-Malô; Breton: Sant-Maloù) is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. It is a sub-prefecture of the Ille-et-Vilaine. Wikipedia. I left Pouzages at 7am yesterday morning with the aim of putting in a big day. No big lunches, no relaxing coffee beaks, just head down […]