Round the Island – Cycling the Isle of Wight

Round the Island – Cycling the Isle of Wight

On our recent family holiday I spotted that you can easily ride around the Isle of Wight in one sitting. This cracking 105km ride takes in all the sights of the island in one beautiful loop. Beware, it is surprisingly hillier than I was expecting. 

Best Cafes for cyclists in the Peak District

Best Cafes for cyclists in the Peak District

It’s been a tough year for people in hospitality. Now more than ever it’s important that we seek out the local independent coffee shops that cater for cyclists and support them by spending a few quid on a cake and a lovely coffee. So stealing 

Zwift 4 week FTP builder

Zwift 4 week FTP builder

With the January UK Lockdown stopping all but essential travel and asking cyclists to ‘stay local’ on rides I decided to give a Zwift training plan a go. Asking around not many people had completed the plans so the jury was out on how good 

Passo dello Stelvio – 3 ways

Passo dello Stelvio – 3 ways

This mountain has to be on the bucket list of all cyclists. It’s the highest road pass in Italy, standing proud at 2,758 metres. The Passo dello Stelvio needs very little introduction. It’s the stage you look out for in the Giro d’Italia and it’s 

The definitive list of cycling climbs *in* Sheffield

The definitive list of cycling climbs *in* Sheffield

Following on from the list compiled of lesser know climbs around Sheffield, Colin Angus has been at it again with a new list of climbs *in* Sheffield! Sheffield is famously built on 7 hills so there was no shortage of options for this list! Importantly 

25 overlooked cycling climbs in and around Sheffield

25 overlooked cycling climbs in and around Sheffield

I wanted to share this twitter thread talking about some of the best but overlooked hills in and around Sheffield that you can explore, especially while riding solo and staying close to home during this lockdown. This thread is an awesome compilation, some classics and 

Strava Art lockdown entertainment

Strava Art lockdown entertainment

We’ve all been in lockdown for what feels like an eternity now. I’m bored, the kids are fractious, and I’m not doing anywhere near the amount of riding that I set out to do this year. After seeing a Strava route posted on Common Lane’s 

Big day out – Cycling Lincoln to Cambridge

Big day out – Cycling Lincoln to Cambridge

A family weekend away to visit friends gave me the perfect excuse to ride on some new roads. This ride took me along the flatlands of the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Fens. Inexplicably, my last-minute route planning managed to avoid all main roads bar a couple 

Big Day Out – Cycling Sheffield to Bala, North Wales

Big Day Out – Cycling Sheffield to Bala, North Wales

This is a ride I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and only just got a chance to ride in the Spring of 2019. Key Stats Distance: 190kmElevation Gain: 2700mTime: 7.5hrs Terrain: Mostly quiet B roads and some cycleways The Ride This cracking route 

In search of solitude

In search of solitude

For many cycling is a way to make friends, socialise and keep fit. This is how I fell in love with cycling and I have made friendships that will last a lifetime. But, I’ve come to realise one of the great draws to cycling is