Skip directly to content

Road Cycling

Articles about great cycling routes, how we love to ride and other general cycling blogs

Okay, so we all know that cycling gets you fit, but what else does it do for you? We thought we'd put this together, and try to encourage more people to join the cycling revolution.  Here's our short list of cycling benefits, complied by Larisa and Robert...

1. Balance: Cycling produces the balance between exertion and relaxation, which is so important for the bodies equiliberium.  We all like to exercise, but we like to chill out too. Cycling is a perfect balance of both, and it alsotakes you to some amazing places, with lots more to see and do.

2. Heart: All the risk factors that lead to a

Get ready for winter

Summer will always follow spring, and as sure as eggs are eggs, winter will always follow autumn. You’ll already have noticed the darker nights, colder days and colder winds. Yes, before you realise it, the rain will be turning colder too, and the mornings will be frosty and edged with white crystals.

Time then to consider what to wear to keep yourself warm. We recently wrote about the G4 Overshoes and the Ultra Lightweight Rain Jacket for autumn, so here’s our guide to moving on a step and staying winter warm.

These past 2 months I’ve had the chance to test some of the top road tires from Pirelli, who are back in the bicycle game. Pirelli is dedicated to making a wide range of high quality and technologically advanced tires, to meet the needs of the modern cycling community - and they have some heritage.

Time for a little history then:

Pirelli was founded in Milan in 1872 and today stands as a global brand known for it’s cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation that draws heavily on its Italian roots.

Getting ready for the Autumn

There are three things about a UK autumn that are as predictable as a VW Golfs reliability, and no, it’s not that UK riders will be holding all three Grand Tour titles! That my friend is a fluke , albeit a very nice one from our perspective! Here goes the real issues to be concerned with as a cyclist: it will get colder, the wind will blow stronger, and you will at some point during your ride get wet.

Touring Lake Balaton, Hungary: Part 3

Day 6 Larisa and Robert

So it is our last day cycling, and I was both excited and sad at the same time. We had all become great friends during our tour, led by Tamas, with Peter and Laszlo keeping us supplied with water, coke and lots and lots of humour. Having a small group had met that we had all bonded and got to know each other, and everybody was slightly sad to be leaving.

The ride today was set to be about 80km, and included some some hills for us to climb along the way.. Thee were of course lots of descents too, which allowed us to have some fun,