Category: Cycling

York Cycle Rally: Speaking, Socialism & Skin

There’s something reassuringly old school about the York Cycle Rally. Not retro, just old school. Nothing forced; no obligation to ride a bicycle that dates from a day before the word ‘comfort’ appears to have come to the attention of bicycle designers, just reassuringly traditional. Neither fashionable not […]

Le Ride: Re-living The 1928 Tour De France

With suitably melodramatic background music and available on demand in the UK from June 25th… From the filmmakers: “LE RIDE follows the story of the first English speaking team to ride in the toughest sporting event on earth, The Tour de France.  In 1928 a small under-resourced, untested team from […]

Meet The Man With 170 Cycling Kits

The Australian film-maker Cameron Nichols featured on back in September 2017 after having cycled the length of New Zealand and having produced a film about his adventure: Cycling The Long White Cloud. He’s been in contact regarding a new, rather different, film which makes for fun watching. […]

The Mathematics Of Cycling

I now find myself with several ‘jobs’. Although no longer a full-time teacher, I continue to spend two or three days every week in schools. I visited one particular secondary today – Salendine Nook High near Huddersfield here in West Yorkshire – and found this. Worth sharing I […]

Scotland: On A Bike Called Reggie

Scotland is once again on my mind as, this coming weekend, I will be speaking at the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling (Friday, 6.30pm in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar – details and tickets here). The last time I visited the country was in 2014, shortly after the Commonwealth Games […]

The Mightiest Cyclists

By Lee Dover Strength manifests itself in a number of ways, whether it be in strongman competitions or on the road. It’s not just squats and deadlifts which impress when showcasing this trait either, as speed, strength and stamina of insane magnitude can all make us pause and take […]