Best Bike Rides 2015-11

Number 11 Lochs Tay & Tummel, Glens Lochy & Lyon Forgot to take my Garmin……however I can certainly pick the days, what a beautiful ride. Cycled on quiet roads almost all day along sun dappled lanes with the more open areas showing the superb Highland scenery.  Refreshments at Aberfeldy, Killin and Bridge of Balgie.  Loads of red squirrels sadly some of them squashed.  The high … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-11

Best Bike Rides 2015-12

Number 12 Logie Steading I just love the Grampian place names!. Today I was a lean, mean, mile eating machine.  Felt really good all day, how I had hoped to feel after Tenerife and Mallorquin cycling holidays earlier this year.  Weather good with almost no wind, and a little sun, just warm enough for summer cycling kit.  Great day out finish at the superb refreshment … Continue reading Best Bike Rides 2015-12

Life Cycles: Julian Sayer

Life Cycles by Julian Sayer A fascinating book that kept me interested until the end.  Yes Sayer cycled ‘round the world’ but missed out Australia (which sort of feels wrong), instead he did extra miles in the USA and Europe. Because of his disapproval of sponsorship he did the trip unsupported which led to very great hardship.  It’s amazing his physical health held up until … Continue reading Life Cycles: Julian Sayer

The Breakaway: Nicole Cooke

There is a great Scottish word to describe Nicole Cooke, feisty.  To be a truly great champion you need physical ability, intelligence and the mental toughness to overcome adversity whatever its source.  Nicole certainly had a lot with injuries, team problems and suffering the marginalisation of female road racing by British Cycling.  She fought and overcame all of this to win a peerless list of … Continue reading The Breakaway: Nicole Cooke