Power

Sorry – this post isn’t ready yet! However, I’m publishing it now so one of my students at university can use the power data in his project on human-powered aircraft. Feel free to check out my stats from 2016 and 2017 for now though (I’m quite proud to have data for rides over 10 hours in […]

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Wheel aerodynamics

I recently came across this bit of wind tunnel testing by Hunt. It led me to dig out some wind tunnel testing I did for my aerospace engineering undergraduate project 18 years ago. Testing wheels is rather tricky! The aerodynamic drag of a rider and bike as a whole is pretty straightforward: you put the […]

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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 tips… Power meters are the must-have accessory nowadays for any serious amateur cyclist.  Striving to improve, to succeed, to beat our opponents, we first started measuring our speed and heart-rate  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 about comparing the Farley to other fat bikes, but more to look at how it compares to other off road breeds of bike. 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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