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Gravel bike build – £100 Budget custom bike

Gravel bike you say? The idea of playing around with a fat-tire, go anywhere, drop handlebar Gravel bike has always appealed to me. The idea of a bike that can be equally at home on the daily commute and the rough bike trail is something of legendary status because the two disciplines are so drastically different. There must be a …

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How to – Pack your backpack for cycle commuting

Pack your bags! Today I have another how-to, ever wondered how best to pack your backpack for cycle commuting? Have you ever wanted to know what a cycle commuter carries on his back? Why his bag is so big? or how he fits it all in?  Newby. Are you a beginner cycle commuter struggling to nail the daily pack? maybe you have …

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Thursday thoughts – Sharing the road – Halfords

Sharing the Road report 2017 by Halfords In a previous Thursday thoughts post, (found here)  I talked about the likelihood that high profile court cases, dockless bike share, and electric bikes would lead to legislation regarding the registration of bicycles. Well thanks to Halfords, this prediction is one step closer to a reality. Read the report. This week Halfords published their Sharing …

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Cycle commuting #3 – pannier

Cycle commuting #3 – Pannier Bags Unbelievable Baggage After looking into the use of backpacks and frame mounted bags in previous episodes of this series,( which can be found here, and here) it’s time to get serious. Panniers are widely understood to be the best way to carry items on a bicycle, used by world tourers and occasional commuters alike …

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How to – Display your cycling medals

Medal winning is great, competing is also great. I have never experienced being the number one in a cycling event but I still look back at those events with a great fondness. I want to celebrate those moments. Each ribbon and medal remind me of a specific race and of the individuals who I spent time with in training for the …

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Review – Skotti USA – Filter scarf / pollution mask

Skotti USA – Filter scarf/ pollution mask Cycling to work is one of my great pleasures, I find myself seeing the natural beauty of even the dampest, coldest, days as I pass lines of exasperated, stationary drivers. Arriving at work early, feeling attentive and enthused; having caused no ill effect to the planet in my daily journey I revel at …

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Newroad stylee

Road cycling apparel is always the last element of the sport to be accepted by the mountain bike convert or new rider alike. Week upon week, my beginner group of road cyclists would show up in jogging trousers or running t-shirts. These riders cling to their baggy shorts just as their baggy shorts cling to them in the rain or …

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The name IS the game

A name is an important part of life. A good name can be a road-map which guides its owner on their way. Names can be a reminder of who we are, who we wish to be or a reminder of those who love us. The best names give their owners a head start in life and by their use, can …