Travel by Yourself – You won’t be lonely

Sometimes you can spend your whole life waiting for other people to be free, to be ready or to turn up. We probably miss out on many of our best experiences due to a desire to be accompanied. This weekend does not fall into this category. This post was originally from my old website a few years ago, having managed to find the draft of it I thought I would post it again on this site. Continue reading “Travel by Yourself – You won’t be lonely”

Disc Brakes on Road Bikes

Close up of disc brake caliper

I was chatting to a neighbour recently when he noticed the disc brakes on my winter bike. He’s a commissaire for British Cycling, who have recently announced that discs will be permitted at British domestic road racing events for the 2018 season, so he was interested to discuss this “new” technology. It was also a hot topic for conversation on our club ride this weekend. So here’s my take. Continue reading “Disc Brakes on Road Bikes”

It’s all part of the adventure

It was during a fairly standard lunchtime internet browsing session that I stumbled upon www.bikepacking.com with it’s tales of adventure and a plethora of inspiring pictures of bikes, complete with luggage, nominally in front of some gravel track disappearing into a one of those perfect picturesque valleys beneath a clear blue sky. Thus the seed was sown and I began planning my first ever epic adventure (note – levels of epicness and adventure may have been relative to the immediate situation of sitting, somewhat bored, at a job I was soon to be leaving….. ahem). Continue reading “It’s all part of the adventure”