Cycling The South Downs Way

At the weekend I jumped on the train to Brighton to go and explore some of the South Downs Way, with an 80km loop ending up in Eastbourne. I was going to add this onto the previous post about places to ride gravel in the South East, but it turns out that wouldn’t have really…

Where To Find Gravel Riding Near London

When I bought the Slate at the end of last year I wasn’t too sure how much extra riding it would open up. Sure I knew that bridleways and ‘trails’ were now an option, but how many of these are there near SW London and how do you go about finding them? Fortunately  it turns…

Cycling In Lombardia

Back in October last year I had the chance to go Cycling in Lombardia, northern Italy for a few days. A few stars aligned at the right time with a pre-existing trip to Milan booked in, a work event nearby and some friends on the Rapha Travel trip all happening to coincide, so I managed…

Cannondale Slate Review

After 55,000km and 6 years of riding, last year I was starting to wonder if there was a world of cycling other than just riding on the road. I’d done a bit of MTB which is awesome but not that practical if you live in London like I do, as you need to drive/train to…

Zwift Quest – New Race Format on Zwift

The weather was absolutely pants yesterday, so with zero ambition of riding outdoors, I was in the market for a 60-90 minute ride on Zwift. I was likely just going to do a workout, something like twice up the mountain @ FTP, but wasn’t really in the mood for it, nor did I fancy an…

What is Zwift?

You’ve probably heard of it. I’ve been on it for a year now, and have since become a huge fan of the platform.. 1. So What the hell  is it? Zwift is an indoor training tool which both gamifies and socialises (is that a word?) the indoor training experience. Whilst other apps and platforms like…

Mont Ventoux Club des Cingles

Le Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux (Lunatics of Ventoux) is something I’d been aware of for a few years but never thought much about doing. That was until around 6 weeks ago when I realised summer was once again all too rapidly drawing to an end, and had a quick browse online which led…

Pyrenees vs Alps: Epic Mountain Battle

Which is better, the Alps or the Pyrenees, for cycling in France? Last week I was in the Pyrenees with a group of 7 mates. A year on from The Alps, which bit of Frances’s Hautes Montagnes is the best place to go ride a bike uphill? Iconic Climbs: Tourmalet vs Galibier Two monsters of…

Which is the best park in London for cycling?

Park Life. If you want nice places for cycling in London, you head out into Surrey/Kent/Essex/Hertfordshire/Berkshire etc. When you don’t fancy trekking through suburbia for a few Ks, you go and ride round a park. These are the five best in London, probably. Windsor Great Park Windsor Great Park is my favourite park to ride…