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Cycle training for longer rides

If you’re training for a long ride of at least fifty miles, it can be hard to break through the psychological and physical barriers that limit your potential distance.¬†For some … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to get free maps onto your Garmin

Adding decent maps onto your Garmin opens up a new world of discovery. No more following the very patchy default maps and trying to guess whether the purple line is … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

From Google Maps to GPX to Garmin – creating a cycle route

Google Maps is a useful tool for creating cycle routes or indeed most other forms of transport. However, it’s by no means straightforward to turn all that planning into a … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five beautiful Kent villages to cycle to from London

Having spent the last few years cycling around the hills, lanes and villages of Kent at every available opportunity, I’ve been building up a mental list of the best spots … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cycling the Box Hill Olympic route

Ever since the Olympics I’ve been wanting to cycle the iconic Box Hill route in Surrey. Neither Sir Bradley Wiggins nor Mark Cavendish may have managed a medal, but it … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taking a bike on Eurostar from London to Paris and onto Burgundy

It seemed so straightforward at the time. How hard can it be to take a bicycle across the European rail network? Four bike rides and four train rides later I … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment