Talk to anyone about any cycling course that they’ve ridden in an event and ask them ‘what it was like?’ and they’ll say things like; it was really slippery, it was really stoney, it was really technical, it was really hilly, it was really flat, the toilet facilities were crap,
The first ever ‘Retro-Bike Undergound’
So, what is/was Retro-Bike Underground? In a small North Yorkshire village hall in the UK, a group of like-minded cycling aficionados, who mostly hadn’t ever met before, came together one April evening to share their story about a specific bike that they had brought along. Each person had time to
The Beach. On Any Sunday.
There’s a certain sense of freedom on a beach. It’s locked like a border between the land and the powerful sea. The beach can provide tranquility, interest in washed-up sea shells, dead fish, international litter and wood that has travelled the oceans, only to be finally deposited with a smooth,
Music, the track, white cycling shorts, & personalised cycling food & nutrition.
The rock band ‘Free’ came out with the music track ‘All right Now’ in 1970, and whilst I do (just) remember it first time around, it’s popped up again recently for me. The first occasion was when I was a passenger in a colleague’s growling, open top, sexy car on
The thoughts of a track cycling nobody
Have you ever written your thoughts down before? I don’t mean like making notes at work or in the shed. I mean actually recording your train of thought and what it led to, if anything. Well, I did it one evening and during a session riding round, and round, and
More about Swiss Cilo cycles & their owners
In the early-ish days of club and national cycle racing, like the 1940s and 50s for example, riders had one bike, which they rode to races, and possibly, if they were good riders, he/she would have a second set of lighter wheels that they would use for the race, then
The ‘Make-it-Yourself’ Time Trial bike – Part 1
Question: Have you ever made a model kit by companies like Airfix, Revell, Tamiya, IKEA or followed a complicated knitting or crochet pattern? Well here’s the same make-it-yourself format, but applied to a Time Trial bike. Much, much more information, instructions, pictures and wait for it, a ROAD TEST, will
The story of the Swiss Cilo bicycle company
In the 20th century, it is estimated that Switzerland was home to 200-300 bicycle brands, and the national Helvetia Bicycle Museum is in Brügg, near Biel, in the Canton Bern. With 16 manufacturers in the town, Biel was the Swiss bike capital. The top Swiss brands like Tebag, Staco, Cilo,