Author Archives: Michael





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Seeing the lights 0

It doesn’t seem all that long ago when my winter lights were packed away and I was enjoying riding until quite late in to the evening. And yet the nights are drawing in fast and already I’ve had to break the lights out. For the next few months, if you want to ride it will […]


Tyres: The bit that touches the ground 0

You may, or may not know that I recently bought a new mountain bike. This brought to the front of my mind one of my favourite nerding topics: tyres. I really love my Whyte, but the tyres it came with are poor on anything other than the driest trails. This might sound like I’m being […]

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Chris Froome thanking his loyal team

3 thoughts on this year’s Tour de France 1

The hundredth edition of the Tour de France has just finished in all its laser display, sequined glory. After such a tense, exciting and dramatic Giro I was a little concerned this historic edition of Le Grande Boucle would be a bit of an anticlimax; especially with that flat second week likely to produce some […]


29er for the first time 2

I recently treated myself to a new hardtail mountain bike. And, for the first time, I went for a 29er. 29 inch mountain bike wheels have been a growing trend over the last few years and are gaining in popularity over the traditional 26 inch wheels. So much so that for 2014 many manufacturers are […]

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