How to ride on when the mercury tumbles Most cyclists – even the hardcore ones – agree on one thing: Riding in winter is nowhere near as pleasurable as riding in the warmer months and anyone who claims otherwise is a lunatic or a sadist. First there’s the cold; in temperatures lower than 5 degrees, […]
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This is the first in a series of posts written by veteran Bloodwise London to Paris riders, for new riders looking to get started in training and planning for an L2P ride. Got something else you’d like some advice on? Give us a shout out in the comments below. “It never gets easier. You just […]
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Karen Tostee (and others), racing for Hub Velo CC at the Full Gas Winter Criterium series, Lee Valley Velopark, January 27th 2018.
The old man considered me carefully, sizing me up, his face a map of time. He looked me up and down, taking in my pale skin, my dust-spattered face, my shabby cycling gear, noisy cycling shoes and looked briefly over my shoulder at my fellow riders who were trying to form an orderly queue behind me. […]
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Minimum-maximum Beats per minute Minimum-maximum Beats per minute __________ Photography by Damien DeBarra © 2017. Image of Calvin Cheung, riding for Hub Velo. Taken at the London Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Lee Valley. Lyrics from Elektro Kardiogramm by Kraftwerk
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You know we’re sinking
We could fade away
I’m not going down
The air is so cold here
Too cold to see
We have to take cover
Way up here with the Northern lights
Beyond these broken bars
I pictured us in another life
Where we’re all super stars
Photography by Damien DeBarra © 2017
Lyrics from Cover Me by Depeche Mode
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Tim Ferriss, writing in Tools of Titans, maintains that in order to feel the first benefits of a regular meditation practice, you need to meditate daily for a minimum of 7 days. Anything else, he says, and you’re really wasting your time. This got me thinking: I’ve long heard folks extol the virtues of regular […]
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Two weeks from today, Furious Riding will be starting the journey from London to Paris in support of Bloodwise, a UK-based charity which raises money for blood cancer research. I will be riding from London to Paris for the second time, after completing the ride in 2015. It was one of the greatest experiences of […]
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Nūlla umquam dē morte hominis cūnctātio longa est JUVENAL vi.221 When a human life is at stake, no delay is ever excessive 1 Waindale Close Mount Talbot Halifax Yorkshire “Dear friends, There as promised are the shots I took on the Clifden Cycling Club’s Sunday run. I enjoyed your company very much […]
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by Jet McDonald A slow puncture is like a stilted sigh. Down on my knees I pumped my exasperation back into the tyre with a rusty pump. Again and again it deflated. Being in the middle of the desert I had no handy buckets of water and had to rely on inflating the inner tube and […]
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