Tour De Yorkshire 2017

An email from Welcome to Yorkshire, organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire: STAGE 1 on Friday 28th April will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough – 173km STAGE 2 on Saturday 29th April will start in Tadcaster and finish in Harrogate – 122.5km STAGE 3 on Sunday 30th April will start in Bradford and…

Eroica Britannia 16-18th June 2017

News of the Eroica Britannia 2017 from the organisers…. “New Location, Record Ticket Sales, Harder Ride Routes! Eroica Britannia, the award winning 3-day family Festival and the gruelling World famous Bike Ride has today announced record breaking ticket sales, since going on sale less than a week ago on Wednesday 23rd November. Places to join…

Today’s Language Lesson: “Ironico E Sensibile… Linguisticamente Elegante”

The first review of the translation of ‘Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie‘ – ‘Attraverso l’Europe su una Bici di Nomme Reggie‘ – is in! “Ironico e sensibile, ma anche preciso e coraggioso senza apparire presuntuoso. Utilissima, per il lettore italiano, la visione del nostro Paese tramite gli occhi di uno straniero, a maggior ragione…

Yorkshireman Scales ‘Everest’ In Charity Cycling Challenge

By Susan Reid World-record holding cyclist Ben Wood of Cross Hills has completed another gruelling cycling challenge – riding just over the equivalent height of Mount Everest in 24 hours and succeeding in raising over £6,000 for Candlelighters as a tribute to his best friend’s son who is being treated for leukaemia at Leeds General…

Attraverso L’Europa Su Una Bici Di Nome Reggie (2016)

The Italian translation of ‘Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie’ is now available to download as an eBook from Amazon, Apple iBooks and Kobo. «L’anno accademico doveva essere stato … Source: Attraverso L’Europa Su Una Bici Di Nome Reggie (2016)

Yorkshire Velo Tours: 2017 Programme

Here’s news about a local cycling business that is helping build Yorkshire’s reputation as a world-class cycling destination: “Proud Yorkshireman and cyclist with 25 years’ experience, Charles Oxtoby set up Yorkshire Velo Tours in 2015, largely on the back of the visit of the Tour de France to Yorkshire and the subsequent establishment of the…

The State Of Fitness Trackers 2016

By Max Wegner Wearables or wearable technology devices are electronic gadgets that are designed to be easily and conveniently worn on the body. This technology typically offers scanning and sensory capability such as tracking of physiological function or biofeedback. The Wearable technology segment is growing remarkably fast compared to others in the high-tech market, with…

Breaking News: Attraverso L’Europa Su Una Bici Di Nome Reggie

Did any of you see that my new book was published earlier this week? What? No? After all that hard toil along Europe’s cycle paths and effort invested at my computer in putting the story of a trans-continental cycle ride down on paper and you didn’t even notice? My marketing skills must be letting me down… But hang on….

Countrywise: Cycling The Calder Valley, Yorkshire

If you can get past Ben Fogle’s mis-pronunciation of ‘Sowerby’ (in fairness, only locals like me will spot that he is sounding the silent ‘w’), here’s an interesting watch on the ITV Hub which is available until the end of November (2016 that is if you happen to have found this post in 2020 via a…

Calling Berkshire And Cornwall…

If you are near Reading on Monday 12th December or Portreath on Tuesday 13th December and would like to hear me speak about travelling from Tarifa to Nordkapp, this might be for you: Both events are FREE(!) and open to the public and both have Facebook ‘event pages’: here’s the page for the Reading event,…

The Cannondale CAADX 105 (2017) / aka’Dale’: Update

Under a rather gloomy sky, I took the new bike out for a proper spin yesterday – 55km – across all kinds of terrain. The observant of you will note the saddle has been changed – I bought a standard black Brooks earlier in the week – and my back side benefitted all day long….