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200 mile Summer Solstice Ride

200 mile Summer Solstice Ride

After ticking over the 100 mile mark and nearing the end of a long day in the saddle, I like to think that most cyclists make the joke about it only being their first lap when they return home. Or at least that’s how I rationalise my own desire to do such a ridiculously long ride. Surely everyone wants to be able to say they’ve ridden 200 miles on a push bike? Since last summer, the idea of the double…

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Setting Goals for the New Year

Setting Goals for the New Year

We are now firmly into the new year, and according to a range of news articles, it’s highly likely that if you set yourself some New Year’s resolutions, you’ve probably broken them by now. And if you haven’t just yet, then Strava reckons that by Sunday 19th Jan you will have. Deciding that you were going to wake up at 5am every morning to get a run in before work probably doesn’t seem as realistic now as it did at 11:45pm…

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The Winter Bike

The Winter Bike

Mention the phrase “winter bike” to a non-cyclist and you’ll probably get a puzzled look in response, or maybe a laugh. After all why on earth would you need a separate bike for winter? It can all be washed and, if need be, replaced. And that’s all very true. However, the absolute bare minimum you’re probably going to need to replace are your chain and cassette, and there’s a £60 difference for these components depending on if you opt for…

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