Three boys (?) aged between 30 and 35 leave the Welsh glacial lake of Tal-y-llyn and head off down a small winding road, which is just wide enough for 1.3 cars in width. This means that there are several, marked passing places for oncoming cars to pass each other. These
How to buy a tandem for one person
The best car boot sale on the planet, in my experienced view, is in the Rhone-Alps region of France, in a little village called Leyment, and is held in early September. Actually, the permanent village is the centre of the event. However, the actual car boot sale, brocante or Vide
1911 – Arch Truss Railway Bridges, French Labor racing bicycles, Major Taylor, American Gibson Guitars and the worlds greatest blues musician.
1911 Story Connection 1 The Romans where among the first to utilise the truss arch bridge design, and bridges where not the only thing that they used the truss arch design for either. Once they found out about its strengths, they used it in aqueducts as well. So, after more
A Hill Climb, somewhere in North Wales, UK.
There’s a place in North Wales, UK, called the Horseshoe Pass, and for obvious reasons, its name describes the landscape as it is a huge rock amphitheatre. On one side there is an impressive limestone escarpment and on the other side, old slate quarries. There are two roads that navigate
What will it really take to get female cycling racing to the same level of support, exposure etc etc etc as we have for men??????? The world has changed, is still changing, and cycling needs to catch up take an equal gender approach to what its doing, every minute of
This decades performance cycling fabrics and S&S.
“Does this cycling jersey need washing at 30 degrees” shouts my wife from the laundry room, where she’s trying to categorise fabrics and colours for the next few washes. As the saying goes “you’ve got to go there to come back”, and thats exactly what has happened to cycling jerseys
A rubbish cycling poem or great lyrics to a punk-cycling song?
Ride away The hills are hard, the hills are easy. Spinning & grinding legs. You probably don’t have need for an ashtray. Ride away. New cycling kit, looking good, feeling good. Cappuccino and Cake. Cafe tray. Ride away. New tyres and punctures. Go-faster helmet. What a display. Ride away. Big
The bike brand thats (quite probably) completed the most Tours De France
If you’re a cyclist, a ‘bike’ has pedals and no engine. If you’re a motorcyclist, a ‘bike’ has an engine and no pedals. So, the ‘bike’ brand that has appeared in Tour de France photos the most and (quite probably) completed the most since the 1930s, is of course, The
Back in the early 1990’s, ’Spoke Tailor’ was the title of an article about the great fashion designer, Paul Smith, and which appeared in one of the Sunday paper colour-section-magazines. Whilst the article gave a chronological cycling tour of Mr Smith, it focussed on his latest, new bike. It was
Sundays CTC (Cyclist Touring Club) ride – sometime in 1976
It takes me 15 minutes, post-cornflake-breakfast, to ride to the meeting point and ready for the 9am start. It’s early May and Spring is starting to breakthrough the UK northern skies above me. I arrive at the meeting place and am greeted warmly by the small group already there. I