I’ve been out to day riding around the Chase checking routes. Those very nice guys at the Forestry Commission have agree to let us use parts of their man-made trails, so the Long route now includes a section from “Follow the dog” and the “Monkey trail”. These weave through the woods, around berms and have a […]

The sky maybe blue right now, but as anyone who has lived in this Northern European island for any length of time knows, winter will soon be upon us. The clocks will go back, the mercury will drop. While the undoubtedly inclement weather may put people off riding outside there is no reason at all […]

Hi, The postcode given in the event details on the Evans page is the nearest one we could get, It takes you to the Forestry Centre in Cannock and not the event centre itself. To find us you need to travel about a mile west along Penkridge bank and the campsite is on the left. […]

With no Ride It! event taking place last weekend some of the Ride It! team headed off to Thetford Forest to compete in the Dusk Til Dawn 12 hour race. After a bit of a disorganised start, what with me thinking Thetford Forest was just a few miles off the M25, us all missing the rider […]

It’s easy when the tube strike is during the summer – cycling seems to be the obvious substitute for excruciating bus rides. Come October and the cycling becomes less obvious choice – the fears are unfounded. Commuting in autumn is harder than in summer… but not by much. With the right kit you can protect […]

No, not the dress code, we have the whole of Tackeroo campsite for the weekend! With this is mind, if anyone wants to camp or bring a caravan down overnight on Friday or Saturday night, then this is an option. Facilities are basic, running water, waste disposal and a skip for rubbish so don’t expect […]

Here are the rider times from this weekend’s Ride It! event – MTB Rider Times Road Sportive Rider Times

I’m going to break this blog down into a few parts. It’s nearly the end of my season racing and when I first heard that Evans Cycles wanted writers for their blog I jumped at the chance. It would prove a great way to tell other like minded readers about my experiences of training and […]

Here’s a review from Gavin, one of our Ride it and Rate it! panel.  For those that don’t know Ride it! and Rate it! it is a panel of our customers and staff that try out some of our products and then post reviews for others to make informed decisions on what products to use.  We send out FREE product to customers […]

What a day!  I left Tony and Keith at the event centre to put out the Short and Medium routes and drove to the Long ride split. Just as I approached this, at Hever Castle, I noticed a sign advertising a Triathalon this weekend!! After a quick chat with one of the guys there it […]