Category Archives: Road rides

Biarritz to Barcelona – we made it.

A tough, wet and hilly ride from Biarritz to Barcelona with a great team and supported like a pro team. Continue reading

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Biarritz to Barcelona in October 2017

Last year a group of us arrange a cycle trip from St Malo to Santander. It was 1,000 miles over 10 days. It was going to the E2E Land’s End to John O’Groats but the weather and British drivers scared … Continue reading

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It is about the bike – Wilier Cento 1 SR review

It’s not about the bike is an expression that we all know and use. It helps justify keeping the old crock going and saves some cash. Of course a certain cyclist put the expression on the map and we all … Continue reading

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The need for speed – 2016 Wilier Cento Uno SR

Last week my new Wilier Cento 1 SR arrived. I had ordered it in June so if anyone wants to complain about having to wait all I can say is that you haven’t waited as long as me. Whilst the … Continue reading

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I can’t beleive it’s winter!

Some plans are destined to fail. For the last few years I have had a small winter riding group. The group consists of a bunch of riders that have more to their lives than just cycling and so an early … Continue reading

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Cycling conundrums

Cycling produces many conundrums. For instance, should I use my touring and heavy Ridgeback Panorama or the svelte super light Scott Addict 10? When pushing up a climb should you use that false flat at the top for recovery or … 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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