Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

By Guest Author: Sharon O’Keeffe In May, I was given the Nike + wristband to test. I generally run on a treadmill but have entered a 10k outdoor run in July so this would be a useful training device. The Nike + pack comprised of a shoe sensor and a wristband. Whilst manufactured by Nike, […]

As per my previous post on bike fittings, I believe a bike fit if one of the most important steps in buying a new bike. It not only guarantees comfort on the bike during long rides, but also improves performance as the legs are placed in the most optimal angle to transfer power. There are […]

Rarely do I buy or own a product that is so massively disappointing that I have very little positive things to say about it. The Elite Hygene Corsa Water Bottle is one of those product. The biggest problem with the product is the two part construction of the lid. As far as I can tell, […]

Last friday I was probably one of the first to enthusiastically order my Cyclehire annual key (£45) that allows me to have the first half hour of every ride I take for free for the whole year. I downloaded an iPhone app called London Hire which tells you where the stations are and how many […]

The Jawbones are Oakley’s latest cycling friendly sunglasses. I’ve had mine for about 7 months and they replaced Oakley’s Half-Jacket (I think).. which I had for about a year. I was attracted not necessarily to the aesthetics of the Jawbones, but mostly the interchangeable lens system that it promotes. On that side of things, I […]

Interval training on a turbo isn’t easy. Sure, it’s not as long as going out on a ride, but the intensity of the workouts can be just as hard when packed into a non-stop session with no ‘coasting’ or stoplights. The hard part, though, unless you have a coach, is to come up with plans […]

I find that I have to wear something underneath my helmet when I ride for several reasons: 1) To reduce the amount of sweat that accumulates in the front of the helmet 2) To reduce the skin irritation of the bacteria-laden padding on the helmet (even if you wash regularly) 3) To extend the life […]

Update: I already went on my trip, but wrote the following bit below before going on my trip, so read it assuming I hadn’t gone yet until where I say it ends… I’m going on my second Pyractif cycling trip soon, and I want to take my ‘good’ bike with me but not have to […]

Image by a man a plan via Flickr Let me start by warning those of you that are lovers of Campagnolo kit that this post isn’t going to make you happy and that you’ll probably have an opposing view in your experience. Please go ahead and voice your thoughts on the comments section. However, I […]

The British winter isn’t easy to bike through. It’s rather wet and cold. Sure, we don’t have it as bad as the Canadians, but it’s because of the constant wetness we have on the roads here that it can sometimes feel worse. For this reason, we cyclists use all sorts of waterproof gear. Overshoes are […]