May 15, 2019

I ask all new clients which brake does the most stopping before I start a ride. A frightening number (well over half) get the answer wrong.

April 8, 2019

This is a question I’m often asked. The answer is, it depends...

It depends on what your skill level is, what sort of riding you want to do, how often you’re going to use it, whether it’s for leisure or competition, etc, etc.

When you’re starting out, you don’t need to o...

March 21, 2019

It started in New Zealand. I had been saving up since I left university to go to Tibet. Then Tiananmen Square happened, and visiting China didn't seem such a good idea. Back in the early 90s my passion was skiing. So I plumped instead for travel in Asia sandwiched with...

February 18, 2019

Two thirds of women (64%) say they don't feel confident riding their bike on the roads according to a British Cycling survey from last year - that's 26% higher than men. It also reflects what I hear regularly too. When women find out that I am a mountain bike leader, t...

January 24, 2019

With cold crisp days, winter can be a wonderful time to ride your bike. But, if you're going to enjoy it, you need to make sure you're warm enough. So what kit do you need for winter riding? There's plenty of cycle specific kit you can buy, but it's also possible to ke...

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