Category: General Musings

Every now and again I write a post which has no obvious category to place it in. This can be for a variety of reasons but more often than not it will be down to just being simple advice about cycling in some way. All these posts with tips and advice are below and can help you develop your cycling or see things from a new and different perspective.

As always, feel free to comment and let me know what you think!

Zwift Racing Bike Bottle

Zwift Bottle Giveaway

  I recently managed to get my hands on a couple of Zwift bottles. Obviously I want to keep a couple for myself, but I’m giving the chance for someone to win themselves a brand new, bright orange Zwift bottle! Enter above to be in with a chance to win. Entries close on Christmas Eve, so you may find yourself with another present this Christmas...

Bikeology Logo Ned Boulting

Ned Boulting’s Bikeology Show Review

Ned Boulting has pretty much become a fixture of the Tour de France each summer having reported on it since 2003. Up there with the wordsmith Gary Imlach as seemingly ever-present on our screens throughout the month of July. He’s also taken to performing a one-man show, using the skills learnt years ago as a Cambridge Footlight. I went and paid it a visit in...

2016 Infographic Strava Veloviewer

As 2016 comes to a close…

At the start of the year after a lacklustre 2015 cycling-wise, I set myself the target of cycling 10,000 kilometres in 2016. As it turned out, I managed more than 13,000! I’ve completed a few sportives in the UK (CFC Sportive, Mad March Hare) and rode the Dunwich Dynamo on a restored 1930s singlespeed tandem. I also completed the Festive 500 for the second time,...

Cycling to Work Commuter

Cycling to Work – Commuter Racing

Being a Commuter and Cycling to Work There’s definitely a few of us who as a commuter are lucky enough to live roughly near to where they work and are foolhardy enough to brave the traffic to commute into work on our bikes. Out on the street you’ll see huge variation in what people use to get to work. From cheap heavy mountain bikes to...

Merckx and De Vlaeminck at Paris Roubaix

A Confession: Breaking some of ‘the rules’

Given the level of cycling education and interest that most roadies have, I’d imagine that we’re all very familar with Velominati’s ‘The Rules‘. For the unitiated, it’s a list of tongue in cheek rules for all serious cyclists to adhere to. Breaking some of them make you stand out like a sore thumb in a group but many others are harmless. In the interests of...

Fixing bikes

Fixing bikes

It’s been a fairly busy time in the ‘workshop’ fixing bikes recently, with my fixie project finished, my housemate George was inspired to do his own project bike and despite many issues with weird measurements of parts at every step, now has it finished. Unlike me, he went for a hub geared approach which required a bit more fiddling and setup than mine. My fixie...