The Bosanova has done about 400 miles since I got it, mostly 50 mile lightly loaded rides with some city centre commuting thrown in, and it has performed perfectly. It is strong, efficient and comfortable and more than happy on either long rides or city centre dashes. The weather has turned so the mudguards have […]

Muc-Off Silicon Shine After many hours toiling over the bike with a toothbrush removing every last speck of dirt, the thing that is really missing is a top-class finish to really make it sparkle. After all, you polish that rust-bucket on the driveway every Sunday morning; why not apply the same loving care to your […]

You can download rider times from last weekend’s Peak District Ride It! event using the links below – MTB Rider Times Road Sportive Rider Times For the road times as quite a few riders did the long loop but then took a short cut back on the short loop I’ve tried to show these riders separately in […]

The Dolomite (and Women’s Gabbro) road models are probably my favourite bikes in the new, revamped Pinnacle range; stylish, comfortable, stable, lightweight, shrewdly specced and great value, they promise to help many entry-level fitness/sport riders make that transition to their first ‘proper’ drop-bar road bike. On closer inspection the Dolomite and Gabbro models are far […]

Sorry for the delay in uploading this, it went to drafts instead of publishing. I checked it had posted before I logged off but it seams to have then decided it was a draft. What a glorious day!!   I spoke to the school last week and the parting comment was basically ” the weather’s been […]

We teamed up with the kind folks at AudaxUK to find and sponsor an audax rider. We asked you to send in a short event review and from all the great entries, we have chosen Paul Charrier Martin. Here is his second guest post – check out his previous posts here. My preparation for the […]

Essentials Distances:       182 km / 90km Participants:    1200 (Limited on the day entries) Start:               Evans Cycles Gatwick Cost:                £25 Transport:        Parking on-site Gatwick airport station 2km Feedstops:      3 / 1 Timed:             Yes (Ankle tag system) Signs:              Clear Black Arrows on a pink background Road:              A mixed bag, a few areas were recently resurfaced so […]

Anyone who has ridden a bike in the last 25 years or so has almost certainly used some kit from an all-conquering, yet strangely mysterious company: the big S. And while Shimano drivetrains, brakes, pedals and other bits of componentry have become so ubiquitous that the brand seems commonplace at first glance, the Japanese company […]

Guest blogger Phoebe Doyle has reviewed the Specialized Small Fry Child Helmet for us. Phoebe Doyle blogs about parenting and education at As my 5 year old daughter Rosie has recently become the mightily proud owner of a suitably pink and girly bike (the Molly Raleigh), apparently her unisex Winne The Pooh helmet will […]

Essentials Distances:       133 km / 111 km / 60 km Participants:    390 (Entries available on the day) Start:               Duncton Pavilion, Cost:                £17 / £15 / £14 Transport:        Parking on-site Pulborough Station 10km Feedstops:      2 / 2 / 1 Timed:             Yes (Quick release attached tag system) Signs:              Black Arrows on an Orange background for direction, […]