Cityglide or Specialized - which is it to be?

Bike dreams (part two)

In last week’s installment, the prospect of yet another expensive repair to the Trusty Steed led me to think about retiring him – and my idle daydreams of a beautiful new bike took a step closer to becoming reality Ah, the beautiful Norco Cityglide 8…so pretty and yet so practical. Could this be my bike…

The ever faithful Trusty Steed - but is it time to retire him?

Bike dreams

Dear readers, I have a confession to make. I have cheated on the Trusty Steed. It started, as these things usually do, innocently enough. One quiet afternoon at work an email advertising Evans Cycles’ end of summer sale landed in my inbox. I had nothing pressing on my to do list at the time, so…

Drinking and cycling - how much is too much?

On drinking and cycling

It’s 5pm on a Friday afternoon. I’m just shutting down my computer and washing up my mug when a colleague wanders through. “A few of us are going for a quick drink. D’you fancy coming with us?” she asks. I pause for…oh, about a nanosecond to consider my response before accepting the invitation. I grab…

Hampstead Pond

This, above all, is why I cycle

Ripples on the surface of the murky brown water reflect a kaleidoscope of colours – blue, from the almost cloudless sky above; green, from the leafy trees, bushes and rushes enveloping the pond; brilliant white where the sunlight catches on the water’s surface, and the occasional flash of red from the lifeguards’ bright shorts and…