Context: Riding your bicycle without stabilisers for the first time is as stressful, exciting and rewarding as flying for the first time, one of the most iconic looking and sounding aircraft ever (my view obviously), the Supermarine Spitfire. Whilst there are clear differences between your first bike and the aeroplane,
As the only one in the family who is ‘into cycling’, it is my ultimate responsibility to be the cycling-ambassador, and to expose, educate, encourage and entice (all words spookily beginning with ‘e’) the kids to the fresh air delights of enjoying (another word beginning with ‘e’) the worlds most
Whilst very early mountain bike design was developing over in Marin County USA, and those pioneers were figuring out how to move from fat-tired Schwinn cruisers onto something a bit more ‘mountain’, something else was going on in a shed, in the UK. East Yorkshire to be precise, and in
9 times out of 10, when you’re driving down the road in the Car, and one of the passengers spots something he/she/they want to stop and look at, either you’re going too fast to stop, there’s another car behind you, there’s nowhere to park or, you just can’t be arsed.
Doping investigation has moved on from the professional cyclists themselves to their actual bikes. Discreet electric motors concealed inside the seat tube that drives the bottom bracket are old news now, and the testing of both bikes and riders is now mandatory in cycle sport. There’s a fine line between