My 2017/18 ‘Cross Season Part I

I’ve been off the bike and mostly off work with flu for a month now. I thought I would find it therapeutic to write a brief review of my ‘cross season. Upon starting to write, it has quickly degenerated into an outpouring of my Three Peaks Cyclocross experience. Part II will be a more balanced […]

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Is power perfect?

Jen finds out through a year of hard graft and mishaps and shares her tipsā€¦ Power meters are the must-have accessory nowadays for any serious amateur cyclist.Ā  Striving to improve, to succeed, to beat our opponents, we first started measuring our speed and heart-rateĀ  After that GPS became readily available to the mass market and […]

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Diegem: the lure of a Belgian cyclocross race

Another post from my enduring wife Jen, who has inadvertently become addicted to cyclocross racing – big time! If you travel to Belgium to experience ‘true cyclocross’ in its heartlands even once you’ll be addicted…that’s what I discovered and I’ll try to explain why through the story of my international debut at Diegem. The saga […]

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Trek Farley Test

The Trek Farley is a fast fat bike. This test is not so much aboutĀ comparing the Farley to other fat bikes, but more toĀ look at how it compares to other off road breeds of bike.Ā Unlike the traditional tundra-crossing image of a fat bike, the Farley really can be compared to other options you might be […]

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Klaas Boom rides our test loop

Today I met up with Klaas Boom (our new test rider) to have a first-look at our off-road test loop. Klaas had just flown in from his base in Oudenaarde, Belgium and we arranged to meet at the secret test loop location (near the Coxford Road entrance to Lordswood, Southampton, UK). Over the coming months […]

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How not to climb Mont Ventoux

Jen has some words of warning/wisdom for those taking on a big mountain (I thought it was a lovely ride)… Mont Ventoux, famed as one of the iconic climbs of the Tour de France, and responsible for the untimely death of cycling legend Tom Simpson in 1967, is an imposing mountain (the ‘Giant of Provence’). […]

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