Archive for the 'Cycling' Category

Brighton Sportive 2nd October

This was the third sportive I have entered and was organised by Evans Cycles as one of their “Ride-It” events. I opted for the short route (30 miles) when I booked this as I expected it may be cold and/or wet.  I was completely wrong, it was probably one of the hotest days of the […]

Redhill YMCA Sportive 4th September

This was the second sportive I have entered and was organised by Redhill cycle club and the YCMA with profits going to the YMCA’s Sovereign Appeal to benefit local children with disabilities and their families. I choose the mid route (109km / 66Miles).  The route was generally pleasant, well signed and mostly avoiding main roads.  […]

Quickball Car Cycle Carrier Review

I recently purchased the Paddy Hopkirk (Mont Blanc) Quickball cycle carrier after reading the reviews on Amazon and the review.  This carrier requires a towbar fitted to your car and the carrier clamps to the towball. I was a little unsure about how good this rack would be but I am very pleased.  Fitting […]

Simple Cycle Storage

I recently purchased this wall mounted cycle storage to create more floor space in the garage. Fitting was a simple case of drilling 3 holes and screwing the rack to the wall. It is advertised as being able to hold three bikes, however I think this is optimistic. I use it with two full size […]

Fibre Flare Review

I have been very impressed with the Fibre Flare Light. It is a highly visible light, viewable from all around as it is has a fibre optic core. The manufacturer claims it is visible from up to 300m. I had several positive comments about it on the recent Reigate Cyclosportive, and I am certainly happy […]

Reigate Sportive 3rd July

Last Sunday I entered my first cyclosportive event, the Reigate Sportive organised by Southern Sportive. A sportive is an organised cycling event designed to target your own goals. The Reigate event had three distances (full, mid and short), each with gold, silver and bronze time bands. I opted for the mid route (101km / 62Miles). […]