Cycle2Charge … Dynamo electrickery.

In 1976 I had a dynamo fitted to my Raleigh Tomahawk, 39 years later I’ve got another one. My first dynamo was quite a different beast to the new one, efficiency wasn’t really its strong point. In fact it’s difficult to recall whether it generated any current at all or simply produced drag, that when […]

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WRT on-line entry OPEN.

Entries for the 7th WRT and WRT-Lite are now open … in fact they’ve been open for 3 weeks but you might have missed that fact. Last year, over 130 riders made the pilgrimage to the start (a seemingly random field in mid-Wales) and by Saturday evening they were scattered across the Welsh hills or […]

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Hard as nails or soft as …..

Are you a hardcore adventurer or a lightweight liteweight? The questions below have been compiled by a panel of experts in a field … simply answer each question, keep a tally of your score (points at the side of each answer) and see how you fared at the end.Have you ever slept in a bus […]

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Cold Feet? Bama Sokkets.

There’s plenty of options for getting your feet back up to temperature after a cold, wet ride. You could slip your pinkies into a pair of cosy down booties or encase them with primaloft stuffed slippers or even just a thick pair of wool socks will soon have your feet feeling like they’re attached to […]

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Everything changes, everything stays the same.

If ever you needed proof that the important things in life don’t change, this is it. Sure, the trappings of life change, the way society views things alters and the trinkets of modern living come and go at an alarming rate. What I’m talking about is the important stuff, the things that are deep within […]

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Food for thought …1 x loaded.

Ever since gears were first fitted to the bicycle we’ve wanted more … 3 speed, 6 speed, 7 speed, 8 speed, 9 speed MORE. We haven’t craved knee straining, vain popping ‘big’ gears, we’ve wanted it easy. Gears that can seemingly transport us up the steepest of hills with the very minimum of physical effort, […]

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Holyland Challenge 2015.

If I could be bothered to search the internet, I’m sure I could find a quote by someone famous extolling the virtues of travelling by bicycle. They’d probably say that there’s no better way to see a country than from atop a bike and that while a bicycle offers speed, it still affords its rider […]

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X-mini speaker … the sound of music.

Although I’m a great fan of peace and quiet and the natural sounds of the great outdoors, I do occasionally enjoy a bit of background noise. Sometimes it might be music, other times a podcast or an audio book, it doesn’t really matter because up until recently the problem has always been the same … […]

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First look … Wildcat Gear Fat Lion.

I don’t know this for sure but I’m willing to wager a big bag of Tangfastics that since its introduction, the Wildcat Gear Mountain Lion has probably become the most popular piece of bar mounted bikepacking luggage in the UK. It’s simple, lightweight and holds your precious belongings very securely no matter how rad and […]

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10 questions with Brant.

Brant Richards is a name many of you will be familiar with. He’s been involved with mountain bikes in one way or another since their inception in the UK. Over the years he’s been responsible for numerous designs, many of which we’re happily riding round the countryside. If the snippets we’ve seen so far prove […]

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