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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

Whilst on the Isles of Scilly, I noticed a post on a Breeze Facebook group looking for a ride leader with a first aid certificate to support a 4 day charity bike ride from Ulverston to London (about 360 miles/580km). ‘How convenient that I’ve just completed my first aid certificate’, 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…