Category Archives: Blog

Steady as she goes!

Posted: April 26, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A relaxed 15 km without straying too far. It's probably fair to say that since cycling has become immensely popular over the last 8 years, the main focus for many cyclists is to don the club kit, clip in shoes, the road bike with drop handlebars and get out for a face-saving 40 km plus, pushing the pace as hard as is possible? There's nothing wrong with this, in fact it's a great release, [...]

Once a Cycling Book is written

Posted: April 26, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Eighteen months of hard work has come to an end. The text is written, the photos taken, the maps drawn out. It's time to submit everything to the publisher. In our case it was a hard copy and an electronic copy. [...]

How to write a cycling book.

Posted: April 4, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 6

In the beginning I suppose I can trace things back to mid 1970's north-west England for the beginnings of this story. Once into 2nd year of secondary school at Penketh High I was placed into a top grade class for English. Our teacher was an old RAF fighter pilot known affectionately as "Danny Clamp" (Mr Daniels), a guy that didn't tolerate messing and under achievers. The "Clamp" was a procedure he used in which he used to clamp his thumb and forefinger onto an unsuspecting victim's cheek or ear if they stepped out of line. [...]

Fear of the Dark

Posted: January 10, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 1

Early bird catches the worm. This Christmas I decided to drop some heavy hints for a decent set of front and rear cycling lights and was duly rewarded. Now cycling in the dark is not something I go out of my way to do, but in recent months, thanks mainly to some excellent posts from the audax UK facebook page I've been coming around to the idea. Much of their night riding is actually self-inflicted, as these cycling fanatics would think nothing of undertaking anything from a 200 to 1,200 km cycle. Certainly once you get into the 400 km distances [...]

2016 – A year in Photographs

Posted: December 10, 2016 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 2

It has been relatively quite on this website for the cycling season just gone but that does not mean that we were lazy. Actually the opposite was true. We were working on a joint project that we will be bringing you news of early in Spring of next year so please bear with us. We were, however on our bikes a lot this year, in fact probably more so that usual. Here are some personal photos that are my favourite from the year of cycling that has just past. Enjoy! [...]