Groundswell: Bicycle Culture Rising

If you've not heard of them, Joe Biel and Elly Blue are two writers, filmmakers and bicycle activists. They co-own Microcosm Publishing in Portland, Oregon, and are currently touring various cities in the UK with Groundswell: Bicycle Culture Rising. The event comprises of 8 short films that delve into communities using bikes for social justice, and …

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When it’s too hot to ride

It might seem blasphemous to some, but with the weather we’re having at the moment, I’m struggling to motivate myself to get out onto long rides. I’m still commuting by bike, and I’m taking myself off for the odd pootle, but I think it’s important to know your limits and understand where you need to …

Weekend Round-up

I promised a big weekend of riding, and though not everything went to plan, it's been a pretty fab one indeed, and I even managed to surprise myself. Full disclosure, we didn't do the entire distance that we planned. Trying to figure out the new Garmin kept us up pretty late on Thursday night, and then delayed …

Upping the ante

Tomorrow I’m doing my longest ride to date. Admittedly I’m nervous, but for once I don’t feel the surge of fear that usually accompanies a new challenge on the bike. If anything I’m actually quite excited! We’re riding approximately 106 miles to visit Adam’s family for the weekend, and then we’re going to attempt the …