Traversing the Chilterns Cycleway

Chilterns Cycleway Adventure 13th and 14th August 2016 by Jon Dean Rouleurs of Berkhamsted, Wendover, Henley and Harpenden may have noticed on their local rides brown signs proclaiming ‘Chilterns Cycleway’. Many seem only partially aware of what it is; a 170 mile circular cycling route through the Chilterns, mainly on-road but with some mild off-road … Read more

Take a bow Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins is right: most cyclists are tossers. OK, he didn’t quite say that, but what he’s been saying out loud is what a lot of people have been thinking about the boom in cycling – there’s too many Strava-obsessed, over-competitive, achievement whores who think cycling is all about flogging yourself to death to … Read more

Open University explains bike design

Bike geeks rejoice: the Open University has launched a series of five short films exploring the history of bike design It starts with the advent of the French Velocipede in the 1800s, through the development of bike racing and ends with a look at the materials  being used today and where bicycle design might be … Read more

Gios: Into the blue

A retro build should be a labour of love. It should also be a test of patience, ingenuity and sheer bloody mindedness as Jingle Jangle found out with his Gios Super Record. One thing’s for sure: the flight to Turin was probably the easiest part. [blog_list thumb=”small” showposts=”12″ post_content=”excerpt” category_in=”81″ pagination=”true”]

Framebuilding: how hard can it be?

  by Luigi62 For the biking cognoscenti it’s a nice idea: have a custom bike crafted to your personal fit and form by a bespoke framebuilder. Like heading to Saville Row for a tailored suit, the luxury and exclusivity of having a bike made just for you is a something you’ll enjoy dreaming about about … Read more