Warm Showers

The Warm Showers Community is a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. People who are willing to host touring cyclists sign up and provide their contact information, and may …

Road Bike (Video)

This is a timelapse video of what I call my ‘core’ ride: a 28km cycle through Almerimar, past the golf course and rowing lake, up towards Guardias Viejas, along the …

Mountain Bike (Video)

I haven’t been exactly prolific with the Go Pro Hero 3 or indeed the Corratec X-Vert Motion 2013 off road bike, but I have settled on a circuit through the …

Longest Ride Yet

Longest ride yet: 53.75km, 1,068 calories, average temperature 31.6 degrees! Check out the details below. ShareTweetShare0 Shares

Raleigh Relaunching Chopper

Never had one as a child, was a scrambler (off road) biker, and of course an iconic three geared Raleigh Racer for ‘best’. Apparently they sold 1.5million between 1969 and …

Europe by bike – in 1933

On the 1st August 1933 Marion Littler began a four-week bicycle tour of Europe with her father. The Telegraph have some excellent excerpts from her touching and fascinating travel diary. …

New Personal Best

Did a new PB on my Cube Peloton Pro Compact Road Bike 2013 yesterday. My first recorded ride on the bike was on the 15th February: 18.02km in 55min 23secs. …

Cycling On Sand

In theory the fact that we live by a nature reserve should make for some good off road cycling but at the moment I am struggling because it is so …

Vitus Bikes Mach 3 City Bike 2013

Bought Sands a new bike recently, a Vitus Bikes Mach 3 City Bike 2013 from, you guessed, www.chainreactioncycles.com So far so good. She is getting used to the thinner tyres, …

Corratec X-Vert Motion 2013

Bought another bike recently from www.chainreactioncycles.com/es/es, a Corratec X-Vert Motion 2013 Specification Featuring RST Gila disc fork, refined over the years, now a benchmark entry to the world of MTB …

Brooks MT21 Multitool

Have been back to a current favourite Web site to purchase the Brooks MT21 Multitool. Apparently over 700 members of the Brooks Community collaborated on the MT21, the multi-tool for …

Pickwick Backpack

I have a new favourite website, www.brooksengland.com having come across them when I recently bought their Pickwick Backpack. They are (so it seems) famous for custom made, classic style, leather …

Future Cycling Goals

So now the First Cycling Goal of 100km in a week has been successfully concluded I need to look at what future goals I need to set (and achieve) in …

100km Week

This week it was time for my First Cycling Goal, to cycle 100km in a week. Given my ‘big idea’ that I am keeping to myself at the moment the …

Fitness Weeks

Read an excellent article in Cycling Plus which looked at 5 different types of training, what they would help you achieve, and why you should introduce all 5 into your …

Cube Peloton Pro Compact Road Bike 2013

I bought a Cube Peloton Pro Compact Road Bike 2013 (Black Anodised – Blue, 62cm (24.5″) 700c) from the highly recommended www.chainreactioncycles.com back in January, and have been really impressed. …

First Cycling Goal

Have had the bike a couple of months now, but have still only managed to get out on it 8 times! 6 of those since I had the Garmin 510 …

Garmin or TomTom

I have a bit of a dilemma deciding on whether I should go with TomTom or Garmin for a ‘mobile’ GPS system for use primarily on my bike. I am …

Healthier Lifestyle

Anyone that follows me on Twitter (MyAppleStuff) or is a Facebook Friend (almerimarlife) you may have noticed that in the last week I have started to do some (very) light …