It doesn't feel all that long ago that I put the fear to one side and just got back to riding my bike again, but it has been a few months. Going from very little exercise to something resembling a training plan has been quite profound and...I have thoughts. Where I was... I won't beat... Continue Reading →
It's the 4th of January, 2020. Four days into the new year and a time when many of us will have already failed our often lofty, invariably unachievable resolutions for the coming year. We've talked about new year's resolutions before, but they so often turn out to be difficult pass-fail challenges that send us spiralling... Continue Reading →
Great video here from GCN, which should be required viewing for the men out there. Apparently there is a women's version in the works too.
Our minds are capable of some amazing things. Not only does it keep the body functioning day to day, it can achieve great feats of ingenuity and analytical thinking. As some of you regular readers may have worked out, I have a love/hate relationship with my brain. Today is a story of a time when... Continue Reading →
Our daily lives are often structured around a collection of habits. We carry out a particular activity so many times that we barely need to think about them any more. Some of these habits are good, some of them are bad, but even the most innocuous routine will influence other parts of our lives without... Continue Reading →
We will all at some point reach a fork in the road. Head and heart may pull you in different directions and difficult decisions will need to be made. There are often opportunities hidden behind the hardest of decisions, be that the decision to change something, or to even close the door on the life... Continue Reading →
The new year started out the way it so often does these days, with news that public transport costs are rising once again.
Regular readers will already be well aware that cycling and walking are great for your health, but if you want to influence minds, you often need evidence. The BMJ has published a study into active commuting and the impact it has on various causes of death, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Unsurprisingly, it found that... Continue Reading →
As much as we'd like to think we could, you can't be on your bike all the time. Real life tends to get in the way, but sometimes the body just needs a rest. However, that time doesn't necessarily need to be wasted. There's a lot you can do with your downtime to make the... Continue Reading →
Following on from Brendon's guest post, we thought it would be a good opportunity to offer up a few tips for tweaking your bike setup for optimum comfort. We've been there. Nobody likes to have their ride ruined by pain and discomfort caused by an ill-fitting bike, but sometimes a few subtle tweaks are all that... Continue Reading →