ragtime cyclist

cycling, pro cycling, and the bits inbetween

Rage against the dying of the light

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Dylan Thomas, 1914 – … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 7 Comments

Cyclist or Terrorist?

It’s fair to say that the internet is full of opinion. When it comes to cyclists much of that opinion, as far as I can tell, seems to be on … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 7 Comments

How to not go for a bike ride

Sometimes, tragically, it’s not possible to go for a bike ride. Perhaps work commitments and your innate professionalism mean you simply can’t find the time to get out on the … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

cycl-images #11

Tour de France 1928. pic.twitter.com/D16ciKkq0J — vintage bike shop (@bike_parts_shop) February 1, 2015

March 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

A celebration of appalling road surfaces

I’ve written before about my love of riding my bike across a smooth pristine road surface – waxing lyrical about the swoosh of tyres on tarmac, and worrying my loved … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 8 Comments

British Cycling Belgian Style

No-one can deny that in the UK cycling is more popular than it’s ever been. Here in Lancashire even a rough head count tells you that there are more commuters, … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Good old fashioned cold and hungry

February and March is a tricky time as a cyclist. One minute you’ve detected the mere hint of spring in the air, and the next it’s back to the joys … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

Laughing all the way to the bike

We’ve all heard the phrase “laughter is the best medicine.” There is a variety of evidence out there – some scientific, some not so much – which suggests that laughter … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

Love and respect in cycling country

The French have a term of respect for the humble cyclist – “chapeau”, meaning ‘hat’, as in, “I tip my hat to you”. The best thing is, in my experience … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 11 Comments

Look good, feel good, ride good

In my experience cycling wisdom is, like any other wisdom, a mixture of the profound, the mystical and the bleedin’ obvious! It’s all well and good to dispense advice about … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 7 Comments

Queuing For Lunch In Wellies

As regular readers will be aware, I’m a man who likes to cycle. I also like to read about cycling, write about cycling, and daydream about cycling. In short; I … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

Quirky Adventures By Bike

One of the best things about heading out for a bike ride is the fact that, on any given day, you never know for sure exactly what you might see, … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Image Conscious Cyclist (or, how to become a Rapha model)

Once upon a time, taking a photo was a business not to be taken lightly. I for one think that the world is a poorer place for losing that sense … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 17 Comments
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