The quick guide to riding the South Downs Way

South Downs Way

Ride West to East. You’ll have the wind behind you and you’ll be excited when you see the sea. Also, Eastbourne is the perfect destination to dream about when you’re grinding up the hills. If you’re fit aim to do the ride in two days. If you’re unfit do it in three. Do more miles … Read more

You won’t believe how much this 1980s carbon bike is selling for

Pisenti Modular Uno Bike

You probably won’t ever see one of these for sale again. This is a genuine Pesenti Modulare Uno from 1987 and it’s as rare as hen’s teeth. The price for someone who wants to own such a unique, radical, iconic design? A cool £15,500 ($20,0000 USD). Equipped with Campagnolo’s Croce d’Aune groupset with Delta brakes … Read more

Track Racing – As Easy as One, Two, Three

Velodrome track racing

By Chris Colford, Blue Peter Presenter Are you tempted by the thrill of competition, but not exactly fond of the hills? Are you up for the big sprint, but not wild about racing for 50 miles before you get there? Are you foaming at the mouth to race, but too lazy to change gear? Are … Read more

Links We Love

ACTIVISM Bristol Bike Project – Freedom of Movement Fear of Cycling Feminism and Cycling, the “Untrammeled Woman” Femme Pedale Social Movements and the Bicycle The 56a bike blog The 56a bike workshop Vélorutionary? BIKE BLOGS Cycletopia Femme Pedale Grease Rag Ride & Wrench Help! My chain came off TeamGlow Womens’ Cycling Network The 56a bike … Read more

Beryl Burton drama on BBC radio

Catch this amazing drama about the life of Beryl Burton on BBC Radio written by and starring Maxine Peake by periodically checking on iPlayer for repeats here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p0fpl A Woman’s Hour talk about Beryl and how Maxine Peake portrayed her is available here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nxzcd Beryl Burton was an English racing cyclist and one of Britain’s … Read more