• Sportive Group Ride We have all done sportives where it’s felt like a solo time trial, with only the signage for company. Sometimes you might pair-up to share the duties a little bit against the wind. It’s OK, but how much better would it be to ride in a sportive group ride instead? That’s why we’re

  • There are a lot of different theories on the best cycling nutrition strategies.  And there are many companies pushing nutrition ideas that just happen to point toward the wonderful efficacy of their products. What is the Best Cycling Nutrition? I’ve come to the conclusion that many of those th

  • Wouldn’t a good cycling navigation app on a smartphone be handy? As I have related in previous posts about problems with my Garmin and trying to use my smartphone for tracking my rides, I have put some effort in to taking advantage of all the smarts that are packed into my smartphone.  With ju

  • One Less Device When my Garmin died the second time, I was travelling away from home.  I had noticed that some people use a smartphone cycling app to record their ride directly on their phone, without a dedicated GPS device, like a Garmin.  I got out my phone, connected to a WiFi hotspot, downloaded

  • Yorkshire Dales road cycling may seem like an obvious focus for an avid cyclist. But as long-time Ilkley rider Charles Oxtoby explains in the post below, it was not always the case, for him, or others. – Ed. I got hooked on cycling in the mid-1990’s. Mountain biking that is. I was drawn to the

  • Did you have a model globe in your house when you were growing up?  I remember spending hours examining the globe, the vast oceans, the continents and the countries.  I noticed that on a particularly open part of the seas, usually the southern ocean, was what looked like a big figure 8.  At the time

  • For cycling navigation, I used to ride around the Yorkshire Dales with an Ordnance Survey map in my jersey pocket.  It was a clumsy affair.  I would study the map before the ride to decide on my route. But I never was able to remember more than a few turns if I went on new roads. Inevitably I would

  • We surveyed the 2017 riders to get a White Rose Classic review and scorecard.  Riders had many different experiences out on the road.  My perspective, as the Event Organiser on the day of the event, was probably jaded.  I heard mostly about issues riders ran into and challenges faced by the army of

  • Have you gotten out your winter bike yet?  Or maybe just tucked away your summer bike altogether for the year?  Still, you can start dreaming about next summer’s adventures.  Mark your calendar: Sunday, June 24, 2018.  That is the day you can head out for a challenging – or an epic ̵