Category: Cycling

Cycling & Electricity Generation: The Hub Of The Matter

There is a risk that CyclingEurope.org might be entering a phase of being a useful website once again… In response to the post earlier in the week about the Denham handlebars on my new touring bike – the Koga WorldTraveller-S 2.0 – which also made reference to the USB charging device that is connected to the Son 28 front dynamo hub, I have received a detailed and very interesting email from David Sinclair.

Denham: The Handlebars… And The Man

If you search for the word ‘Denham’ on this esteemed website (yes, this one!), you’ll find it appears twice; once in reference to the handlebars for which I have opted on the new Koga Signature WorldTraveller-S 2.0 and once in a post from earlier in the year. Until yesterday, I didn’t realise that the two are connected, but they are and here’s why.

Clueless In Europe: Help Needed

With the placing of the order for the new touring bike – see previous post – the fuse has been lit on the firework of a new cycle tour. But to where? And when? Tentative plans have been discussed over the past few months here on CyclingEurope.org but in the back of my mind, I knew that if I didn’t replace poor old Reggie – another long trip is beyond him I’m afraid – none of them would come to fruition. Now that he has (nearly) been replaced, the ball is back in my half of the court. (Not that, in fairness, it ever left my half of the court but let’s not quibble; you know what I mean…) I need to decide where I will take my new, as yet un-named, bicycle, the KOGA Signature WorldTraveller-S 2.0…

To Be A Pilgrim… (Or Not)

In the last couple of days I’ve been catching up with the new series of ‘Pilgrimage‘ on BBC Two. The programmes document the journey of a small group of celebrities as they walk some of the stretches of the ancient path from Canterbury to Rome, the Via Francigena. […]

Investing In A New Bicycle…

…which, alas, still involves spending money. Much of my time over the past couple of weeks has been spent poring over the Koga Signature website (see posts passim). I think it’s fair to say that I have now reached a point of having convinced myself that it is […]

Meeting A World Traveller… In Tadcaster

So… Tadcaster. Small market town between Leeds and York on the River Wharfe, famous for its breweries. Until a few weeks ago, a town that I had never previously visited. Under the blue sky of a crisp Friday morning in late March, it’s an attractive place, especially as […]

‘Looks Like Shit. But Saves My Life’

This advertising campaign encouraging young Germans to wear helmets when they cycle has been causing a stir in the Fatherland… …with some saying it is sexist. Yet, as the posters above reveal – you can view the full set here – male models feature just as prominently as […]

The Social Side Of EuroVelo

In the ten years that CyclingEurope.org has existed in this little corner of the worldwide web, one major thing has changed online; social media has taken over, or so it sometimes seems. Not that I’m complaining. It’s a great way of keeping up-to-date with others around the globe […]

Hera Van Willick: Pedal

“Forty-three countries down, Hera Van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, fully self-supported. This is her journey and what she has learned along the way.” On Saturday evening I went to my local arts centre – indeed the arts centre where I spend much of the working week […]

Cycling Europe: Spring Cleaning

As spring approaches… (it was snowing just now here in the Pennines), a fresh look for the website and social media. The return of a few familiar images all taken before and during the cycle from Tarifa to Nordkapp… …combined to give a unified look across this website, […]