• Slowing Dow

    Why you need to wear less clothing…

    Stop over-heating on the bike. Read More

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    Etape Caledonia 2014 Review

    Did you ride it? Find out what it was like… Read More

  • Slowing Dow

    Choosing a bike – what bike do I ride?

    Confused about bike choices, so was I – find out which bikes I ride and why… read more

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    Group Riding Skills..

    What you need to know.. read more

When I started road cycling I was lucky – I could already ride a bike (or so I thought) and I had two experts to guide me through..

Latest Articles


When is it too windy to ride?

The reason I am asking the question is that we went out on a club ride on Sunday and it took me two days to recover!

What was supposed to be a reasonable 30 mile hilly run through the Cotswolds turned out to be a bridge too far for me as we cycled all the way home from the half way point tea stop against a ferocious headwind.

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  • Published: 03 December 2014
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Inspiration to ride sportifs in the mountains

I posted a blog yesterday about the challenges I had set myself for 2015 to keep myself motivated to keep cycling through the winter. Thanks to all of you who responded on Facebook with details of you inspiring challenges for 2015, it’s very motivating to hear from you.   Read more →

  • Published: 02 December 2014
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Dates for the diary 2015

A little while ago I mentioned I needed a new challenge to set my sights on and keep me motivated to keep fit. It is easy to stop going out on the bike in winter and I have found I don’t mind setting off if it’s cold and dry but cold and wet starts have me hankering for my duvet so basically I need something to terrify me into action.

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Would these five changes actually help cyclists?

An interesting article on the BBC News Magazine written by Tom Heyden, explores the latest research and opinion on the following five cycling issues:   Read more →