The Chase : An inside look at what it takes to be the best……

Saw this …which is one riders preparations for 1 race event in the year…(albeit a really really important one) and it made me appreciate afresh what the Pro Pelaton riders must go through for the 23 days of the Tour de France or indeed any of the big tours or classics races…… The other thing…

The Paddy slacks descent …

Had a great time chasing my fellow Lothian Cyclists riders downhill….. (and eventually overhauling them…) Just saying……;-)

The Sa Calobra Descent

Awesome scenery with fantastic views in Mallorca. The road has 26 hair pins – 7% average gradient , is 10km long, drops 670m to the ocean from the mountain top and is just simply stunning. I will definitely be going back …. Fantastic.

Clean yer bike!

Muc-off’s MiniValet kit is something to be recommended for any bike…..

Cycling in a virtual world

Running continuously (even through the summer months), I’m now running a small virtual group ride round the island of Watopia, for myself and several of my cycling buddies in my Meetup cycling group.  Eh- What?      Seriously…now that the dark hours and crap weather are upon us, we can apply Velominati Rule No. 5 and get out…

That’s Life though- isn’t it?

SOooooooo…Its been a bit of a blur……Where do I begin ? Well…I guess I could start with early 2015, I was made redundant . My regular daily / weekly routine (such as it was..) went really far out of the window BIG TIME as I scrambled into need -to-find-a-job mode. Which was a shame really…

Recce and tips from my Pre-Caledonia Etape ride

I’m riding the Caledonia Etape on Sunday 10th May 2015. I rode it last year …and thoroughly enjoyed it – fantastic scenery, some challenging climbs, closed roads, literally thousands of other cyclists, great support and very, very well organised.The town of Pitlochry had been turned into a cycling mecca for the weekend complete with a…