Cycling


Cycle Revolution

Very pleased to report that my favourite cycle shop exceeded its crowd funding target so now stands a great chance of staying open and remaining in the area. That’s good news for cycling, but not such good news for Jim’s big ginger beard… In a completely unrelated coincidence London’s Design Museum is currently showing Cycle Revolution,  an exhibition on cycles and cycling. I was completely absorbed and easily whiled away […]


Save Brixton Cycles

I’m a massive fan of the folks down at Brixton Cycles. Great bikes, great helpful, friendly and non-patronising service, way more than just a local bike shop (they’re not even local to me but I’m more than happy to travel to go wild in their shop). So, it would be a great shame if they had to go. Spread the word that they’re under threat and if at all possible, […]


Oh what a luvverly summer… 1

OK, so this is gonna be a long post. Been somewhat remiss about blogging as has been pointed out to me… but only because I’ve been oot and aboot enjoying the summer while it lasts. Early September saw us in Woolacombe Devon, for a great week in the camper van, and visiting friends en route in Bristol and other bits of Devon. Our first campsite in Devon was something of […]

White Emu

Cyclemania – And it Ain’t No April Fool, Fool

After some high drama that involved being evacuated from Holborn because of  a fire, I headed down to Farringdon to watch some films about cycling with my cycling buddies, to get us in the mood for the spring/summer sportif season. I never thought it would come to this, and was inclined to agree with a colleague who said it was a sad and boring thing to do… However, neither of […]


60-45-30…

WTF is she on about??!! you may well ask. Well it all started with a bicycle and a friend… Let’s go off and do a ride in the New Forest. Like other rides I’ve done, recently it seemed like a good idea at the time. I’ve never been to this particular forest before and heard tell it was pretty cool. So, managed to find a B n B in New […]

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Yet another bicycle to covet?

I’m slightly alarmed to find myself subscribing to the n+1 theory of bicycle ownership, where n=the no. of bicycles you currently own, (the theory being that the correct no. of bicycles to own is n+1). Don’t really know where I’m going to store another bike but I have lately been eyeing up this one – a single speed Specialized Langster Street.     I’ve been sharing my thoughts on the […]


London to Cambridge… by bicycle…We did it!! 4

This was just a training ride for my two cycling buddies, for me it was the main event. The route, 60 long miles (all told 70 miles by the time I’d cycled to the start and cycled home from the train station). Said friends, masochists that they are, will be doing a 100 miler in a couple of weeks time, taking in Box Hill (remember London 2012??) with no stops! […]

Cyclists

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s bike… 5

… oh but i do… Cycling in to work today I spied a guy on a very interesting bicycle. I pedaled hard to catch up with him at the next light… Says me: That’s a really interesting design did you build it yourself? Says he: No but I met the bloke who did Turns out it was designed and built by the  Moulton Bicycle Company. Their bikes are objects of […]


Beautiful day for a bike ride…

Today, I went for a beautiful bike ride from Wanaka to Albert town around Lake Wanaka. Compared to the saddle on the bike I had for my ride on Otago Peninsular, this saddle was fit for the princess and the pea. The guys at Thunderbikes on Helwick St. were great, helpful, good directions (not that it was at all difficult but very patient) and nice bikes. The ride itself was […]


Otago Peninsular

Well, had a lovely time in Moeraki. Got some more Yellow Eyed penguin action at even closer quarters than I was able to get at Oamaru. If you look carefully you can see them hanging out next to the seals. Met a great guy – semi pro photographer from Holland called Bjorn (yes I know – we had a wee giggle about it too), who gave me some hot tips […]