Category Archives: Freezing rides

Riding frozen trails

Yesterday’s ride was one of those special ones. If you are a skier you might understand. The excitement began earlier in the week with the cold and predicted deep freeze. By Saturday I had put my plan in place and … Continue reading

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Scott Spark 940 review on stunning frozen trails

We have a selection of 2017 Scotts for demo: Sparks, Genius, Genius Plus and the XC Scale. As I have been waiting four months for my Scott Spark RC 900 WC to arrive I was keen to remind myself of … Continue reading

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Winter riding advice and the Scott Scale 900 SL

I know that I harp on about the weather but I am British and so again I refer to our climate and some essential riding advice. Usually at this time of year I would be raving about the first winter … Continue reading

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Masochism and the joys of riding a bike

Suffering is what many cyclists want. Why enter a sportive if you don’t want to suffer? Never enter a race if you don’t want pain. But people do. Quite normal sensible people do. Why? Perhaps that in a our safe, … Continue reading

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Are frosty rides my favourite? Probably

If a judge of a ride is how easy it is to get out from under the duvet then frosty rides must be some of the best: great grip and no bike cleaning. The only problem that I had was … Continue reading

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Riding for pleasure not pain

The ride I rose early excited by the prospect of riding on frozen ground. My wife was surprised that I didn’t want a lay in but some winter days are special. Its not all about going flat out, I told … Continue reading

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Its amazing what a bit of motivation can do for you

Last night I had planned to ride this not expecting the temperature to drop quite so much. However, I wasn’t to be beaten after fun I had on Sunday was so, at just after 7am, I headed off on the … Continue reading

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