Climbing Hills

Hills are awesome. No, seriously, they are. They are bite-size challenges that provide instant feedback on how fit you are now and are a good measure of how far you have progressed. Let’s face it, not many of us have the time to put in 200km+ rides week-in, week-out, so it’s difficult to judge your progress against such an undertaking. However, a climb is largely self-contained, usually short and has variables that are easy to control –wind isn’t really an issue at slow speeds, so it’s just you, your bike, a hill and the Earth’s gravitational pull. No matter what level … Continue reading Climbing Hills

A Rough Guide to Filtering

One of the great things about being on a bike is that we can fit into smaller spaces than cars can. This means that, unlike a car, we can effectively jump queues of stationary traffic with relative ease. However, there is a right way to do this… The Primary Position Contrary to what some ill-informed drivers would have you believe, there are two positions for us on the road. As vehicles (or carriages), we have just as much right to be on the road as anyone else, but out of courtesy, we often spend our time in the secondary position … Continue reading A Rough Guide to Filtering