In our ongoing mission to get more customers trying and rating product, this year we are providing a selection of bikes to be reviewed over time. Here Andy Connolly tells us his first impressions of the Trek FX 7.1 hybird bike: I have been riding the Trek hybrid for about 6 weeks now and have […]

I think I’ve just about recovered enough from BBQ smoke inhalation to post some results from today’s MTB ride. ( We cooked 470 burgers over the weekend – Dean ) A slight mess up with the timing system as we forgot to update the system clock to reflect British Summer Time. The elapsed times are […]

  Essentials Distances:       72km / 107km / 161km Participants:    3000 (Sold out approx 1 month before) Start:               Crewe Alexandra Football Club Cost:                £32 Transport:        Ample parking at the stadium and nearby Crewe station 1km with good links across the country Feedstops:      Long (45km, 76km, 125km),  Medium (45km, 76km), Fun (16km) Timed:             Yes (Wireless sticker […]

February started with a week away with the family at Centre Parcs in Elvingdon Forest. It was good to have a break from work but I managed to swim every day and cycle with the family. I also took along my trainers and did a few small runs. Week 2 and it was back to […]

Did you know that just down the road and actually on the MTB route is Horsell Common. This is where the first Martian landed in H. G. Wells in War of the Worlds. Now the request, please stock up on change for food after the ride – we’re looking at over 1000 riders this weekend […]

We’ve received some BrevM gear a couple of weeks ago and we asked our friends on Facebook if anyone wanted to test some of the gear. We had an overwhelming number of responses and it was hard to pick two. You can read their reviews here today and tomorrow. About the author – Ryan Manders […]

The clocks have gone forward last weekend and we all started to enjoy the warmer weather and the longer hours in the evenings. But it can be deceiving so gathered a couple of tips how to prepare for the often tricky spring weather. A couple of days ago, before I started my commute/training ride from […]

Hi. Well that’s the Sportive marked out for the weekend! A mix of good country lanes and I didn’t see a major pothole ( On the Short route anyway ) There’s very little in the way of hills on the Short route and only a few short, sharp climbs on the other two routes so […]

Guest blogger Phoebe Doyle’s daughter Rosie tested the 14 inch Raleigh Molly bike for us. Phoebe Doyle blogs about parenting and education at My 5 year old daughter Rosie spent last summer riding a balance bike which was great. She’s a cautious child (unlike her crazy 2 year old brother) and the balance bike […]

Get in quick!! We have already reached last years level on pre-entries when we had to close down on the day entries. I have found a few extra parking places so we are keeping everything open at the moment but I’ll have a better idea tomorrow night when the pre-entry closes. My advice is, if […]