I have been writing about bikes for some time now, and have built up quite a following on here, my other site, and on Twitter. It has been difficult sometimes to know where to place my efforts to entertain the most people, as some has fitted one site better than others but could have been … Continue reading News
Aunt Gerty to her dearest friends (and her many lovers) was what was termed a 'difficult women'. Taking inspiration from Alice Hawkins, she adopted the wearing of trousers on her bicycle, thus causing consternation and outrage even before she spoke a word, and she spoke a lot of words. Alice, her inspiration, was a suffragette. … Continue reading Cycling and the continuing emancipation of women
As I pull open the curtains and blinds this morning I am greeted by the Scottish phenomena of sideways rain. There is always a joke about Scotland being wet, and it is, but that's why it is also so godsmackingly beautiful. You can't see a rainbow without rain, and you can't feel the lightening without … Continue reading Let’s talk rain
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Lots of women love Liv bikes; the women specific versions of Giant bicycles designed completely on a women's geometry, rather than the shrink it and pink it attitude to many other manufacturers. Personally? Well I find that no matter what frame size i look at the reach is always too much for me. Could the … Continue reading Liv announces Devote Series of women specific gravel bikes
I have to confess I like Giro shoes because they suit my low volume but quite long feet very well, and like all shoe reviews I can only tell you how they work on my particular feet. You'll know yourself that no two feet are alike, even your own two, and so all shoe reviews … Continue reading Giro Solara II Women’s Road Shoe – review
The Women's World Tour is back in action with the 2020 Strade Bianche, won by Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott). Did you see it on the TV? No, me neither. It wasn't that I didn't want to see it, but that I could find it on any of the several hundred channels I have of digital … Continue reading Women’s Racing – why is it so hard to watch?
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has launched an ambitious plan to boost cycling and walking in England, with a commitment to creating thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for all, and the first ever zero-emission transport city. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "From helping people get fit and healthy and lowering … Continue reading £2bn active travel revolution?
Government website crashes within hours of opening The Government launched the voucher scheme last night but it was so oversubscribed the site crashed within minutes of going online. Checking in on the site this morning and all the vouchers have now gone. The scheme is designed for those eligible, in England only at the moment, … Continue reading £50 Voucher!
The Garmin server outage has now lasted for more than four days, and this has effected anyone using their cycling GPS computers as they won't connect or upload the data to Garmin's preparatory software or apps. Garmin says it has been the victim of a cyberattack where ransomware was uploaded to their servers, and the … Continue reading Could Garmin’s outage mean an end of the popularity of their products?