Category Archives: Cycling

Help Chris get to the Lausanne Young Leaders Gathering in Jakarta

As many of you will already know, this summer I will be representing the UK at the Lausanne Younger Leaders’ Gathering in Jakarta.   For this trip I need to raise a total of £1,500.  Hannah has contributed £450 through the selling of her Christmas earrings and I’ve already received a couple of other generous donations […]

Bradley Wiggins slows stage 14 amid sabotage

The 14th stage of the Tour de France was marred by a series of punctures, caused by tacks thrown on to the road, on the final climb of the day.  Race leader Bradley Wiggins temporarily called a halt to competitive racing after defending champion Cadel Evans was among those to suffer a puncture showing another […]

Trike Drifting

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BNZCZsHJIR8] This isn’t a little child’s bicycle, check out Trike Drifting, a new extreme-sport video from Devin Graham. Think of it as the Fast and the Furious … on trikes!

Danny Macaskill – Industrial Revolutions

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShbC5yVqOdI&feature=player_embedded] Industrial Revolutions is the amazing new film from street trials riding star Danny Macaskill. Filmed and edited for Channel 4 ‘s documentary Concrete Circus.

Books I have read: It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Whilst spending more time on my bike recently, I re-read It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong.  Many people who’ve read the book complain that it doesn’t tell you enough about his training regime, or his amazing achievements as an athlete, but I don’t think that is the point […]

Books I have read: One More Kilometre and We’re in the Showers

Whilst on holiday I saw a copy of One More Kilometre and We’re in the Showers by Tim Hilton in a charity bookshop.  I thought this would be an interesting book looking at the life of a seasoned 60 year old racing cyclist.  The book describes how Tim was brought up in a Midlands Communist […]

What If We All Rode Our Bikes?

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/22132070 w=400&h=300] Human-Powered Health from solve on Vimeo.

The First Special Flip

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOzpSWui3No&feature=player_embedded] It’s now called the “special flip” because “Special Greg” Powell was the one who accomplished it. This performance of Nitro Circus was recorded in Gosford, Australia

Cycling with your little boy

I’ve been loving watching Daniel grow into a small child – this video is one of the things I’d love to do with Daniel when he’s a little older! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbY9dB3B21o&feature=player_embedded]

Mountain Biking Carnage

[vimeo 21034147 w=400 h=300] BUCS 2011 X.C Carnage! from Joe Bowman on Vimeo.

Should cyclists cycle on the pavement?

There’s been a few rants in the local press about the number of cyclists on the pavement in Tonbridge town centre, especiall over police fining just 1 rider in 12 months. I have a few thoughts on this: I don’t see that many cyclists on the pavements so is there really a problem or is […]

Elliptical Trainer Bicycle

ElliptiGo is a combination of a stationary elliptical trainer and a bicycle. It looks a bit unstable to me, but the official website says that it was successfully used on the grueling 129-mile Death Ride in California. What do you think — is this a useful exercise tool? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67i6d9Hxjgg&feature=player_embedded]