Tag: puncture

Basics of bike maintenance

Jose helping to fix my bike and teaching me basic maintenance

One of the things that puts many people off cycling is fear of having a mechanical issue. However, it is easy to learn the basics of bicycle maintenance. I’ve rounded up a few key videos that will help you to learn the skills that you need. The most important maintenance Read more…

YMCA Tour de Y

Tour de Y cyclists in front of Buckingham Palace

I recently took part in the Tour de Y – one of the most exciting experiences of my life. Preparing for Tour de Y Whilst on the Isles of Scilly, I noticed a post on a Breeze Facebook group. They were looking for a ride leader with a first aid Read more…

Evans Rideit! Sportive

Stuart fixing a puncture at the Evans RideIt! Sportive

My first big cycling event of the year was scheduled to be Evans RideIt! Sportive in Newbury. Three distances were offered: Short: 30 miles/48km Medium: 50 miles/80km Long: 70 miles/112km I’ve not been doing a lot of cycle training, but the plan was to do the long course with Stuart, Read more…