I’d like to preface this blog by stating that I’m not technically mad. I don’t think.
However. We know that cycling is as much of a mental sport as it is a physical one, as Cycling Weekly explored recently.
And I think that for me this is even more true than it is for “normal” people. I have more bad rides than good, whatever the numbers say. And I’ve decided that this is almost entirely down to the passengers I’m carrying with me. Continue reading “The Passenger Theory of Disappointing Rides”
The effect of Britain’s forthcoming withdrawal from the EU upon cycling in Britain has not yet been widely discussed. But a secret British Cycling report obtained* by the writer suggests that the impact will be more severe than one might imagine. Continue reading “The Language of Cycling”
When you look at people’s bikepacking kit lists they seem to have some expensive stuff. Most of it very small and light. But what do you actually need for one night sleeping rough? Continue reading “Bikepacking Overnighter Kit List”
I’m Pablo, 2nd from the right, undoubtedly the best looking member of Cranks.CC, certainly the fastest, easily the fittest and definitely the coolest. This was all my idea and I let the others join me after an intensive application process. You might be able to join too….
Tour Aotearoa, named after the Maori word for New Zealand, is an MTB brevet running 3,000km the length of the country, from Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island to Bluff at the bottom of the South Island. I took part in the 2018 edition. On a gravel bike.
Continue reading “Tour Aotearoa 2018”
I had some avios airmiles spare, so decided last minute to go out to Italy for the Strade Bianche. A race that many consider a new Classic, it starts and finishes in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Siena, runs through beautiful Tuscan countryside and famously takes in a number of unpaved roads, from whose crushed white marble surface it takes its name. I took my bike and also my camera, to see if I couldn’t get any half-decent shots of the World Tour and Women’s Elite races before I got to ride the course in the amateur Gran Fondo the day after. Continue reading “Strade Bianche 2017”