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From the Bottom to the Top of Ireland

Posted: July 6, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 2

A four day spin  from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal. (Ireland's Lands' End to John O'Groats).   The background. Over 600 km in distance, this is an adventure that has caught the imagination of many a cyclist over the years. As officialdom would have it, quite simply you cannot get any further south (Mizen Head) or north (Malin Head) than these two points on mainland Ireland. This is a challenge that I have often considered and spoke about with Aileen. Like many intended challenges it looked like one of those feats that [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]