Pyrenees vs Alps: Epic Mountain Battle

Which is better, the Alps or the Pyrenees, for cycling? 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 Le Tour,…

Which is the best park in London for cycling?

Park Life. If you want nice places to ride out of 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…

Top Tips for Structured Cycling Training

Last week I wrote a long rambling piece about my experience of ‘structured training’. It was pretty long and dull and other people do it better, such as the TrainingPeaks blog, the TrainerRoad podcast or Joe Friel’s Training Bible which I read and highly recommend. Instead, here’s 10 tips from this total amateur who spent a…

Why I’m #INMYELEMNT

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt Review. 12 months ago I upgraded my old-school Garmin Edge 500 to a shiny, new, Bluetooth-friendly Garmin Edge 520. The main reason for the upgrade was to eliminate the need for cables and computers for basic tasks like putting a route on the unit. It transpired not to be quite that revolutionary….

Riding Bikes in Mallorca

Sixteen of us from the BBBC hit up Mallorca last weekend for a 4-day training camp/lads holiday mashup. You won’t be surprised to hear that it was bloody excellent. Here’s some pictures. Admin We stayed at the Duvabitat Apartments in Puerto Pollensa. Dead cheap, great location, nice pools and massive secure bike storage area. Need to…

Two Thousand Bike Rides

I noticed a nice round number pop up on Strava after a ride at the weekend, it was my 2000th ride logged on the platform. This started in November 2011 and has seen me accumulate just over 41,000km of riding over the space of 1805 hours on the bike. It sounds like quite a lot when…