Journals

Our collection of adventures, stories, and discovery with two wheels

Mountain Biking My First Love

Stories

Do you remember your first love?  Perhaps he/she was a bit wild, unpredictable, crazy even, you never knew what they were going to do next.  It was exciting but exhausting and couldn't last forever so you settled down with someone safer, cleaner and a who

Cycling In All Seasons

Guides

The football season is well defined (August to May depending on where you are in the World), Rugby was always a winter sport and Cricket a summer sport. Simple.  At the professional or elite level of sport globalisation and TV has blurred the lines, now m

E-Bike to the future

Stories

I want to cry. Why not? I’m on Col du Joux Plane. 11.6 KM at an average gradient of 8.5%, topping out at 1691 metres.  Not even half way up.  Not even in the black sections (10%+). I can’t say what hurts most, probably because it's everything.  It's no sp

E-Bike to the future

Stories

I want to cry. Why not? I’m on Col du Joux Plane. 11.6 KM at an average gradient of 8.5%, topping out at 1691 metres.  Not even half way up.  Not even in the black sections (10%+). I can’t say what hurts most, probably because it's everything.  It's no sp

The Rapha Story, as told by founder Simon Mottram

Films

Rapha use film and images to communicate their brand in a highly evocative way and this film is no different. Simon Mottram tells the story behind the brand.

The Rapha Story, as told by founder Simon Mottram

Films

Rapha use film and images to communicate their brand in a highly evocative way and this film is no different. Simon Mottram tells the story behind the brand.

The Rapha Story, as told by founder Simon Mottram

Films

Rapha use film and images to communicate their brand in a highly evocative way and this film is no different. Simon Mottram tells the story behind the brand.

Riding - it's mental in more ways than one...

Stories

2 guys overtook me early on. Mr Day-Glo and Mr Hectic. I let them go and was sure that I could catch them on the next cheeky, fast little downhill which I knew looped left then up a short sharp climb, where I caught them.

A Cuban Crisis & Why You Should Always Listen to the Locals

Inspiration

Maria, the owner of the casa where I stayed in Viñales was dismissive, downright incredulous, when I told her my plans. "You want to ride a bicycle to Consolacion del Sur and back in a day? You can’t do that, it’s impossible.” But it was possible.

A Cuban Crisis & Why You Should Always Listen to the Locals

Inspiration

Maria, the owner of the casa where I stayed in Viñales was dismissive, downright incredulous, when I told her my plans. "You want to ride a bicycle to Consolacion del Sur and back in a day? You can’t do that, it’s impossible.” But it was possible.