Cycling has brought me many things: health, opportunities to travel the world, work and enjoyment – but perhaps the greatest is the number of friends I have gained over the years.
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently published an air quality report, listing Glasgow as one of the 51 cities that it tested as exceeding “safe” threshold limits for pollution particles in the air.
It’s that time of the year again where I get ready to ride across Britain at the side of a rickshaw. The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge 2017 will start on November 9, following a route that – for the first time since it started in 2011 – will finish in Scotland.
When it comes to keeping your hands and feet warm when cycling the wind is most definitely the enemy. As we head into colder weather it’s the first thing that I think about before I go out for a ride.
In a recent heated interview on Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan baited a vegan guest with the comment: ”I’ve never met a healthy looking vegan...” I laughed out loud when I heard this.
Take the right precautions to make sure cycling isn’t a pain in the backside.
t seems that bikes are not the only things that accumulate in a cyclist’s life. Bikes fall under what’s known as the “N+1” formula, where N is how many bikes you currently own and N+1 is the correct number of bikes you should own.
Cyclists, in general, are a responsible lot. They ride outdoors, through beautiful places and appreciate the isolation and wilderness they’re part of.
“It shouldn’t be this complicated,” was my exasperated comment to my wife at 5am last weekend.
I find maps endlessly fascinating, though not the electronic GPS kind which, though practical on occasion, don’t have the same allure as a fold-out paper one.