A record of my cycling trips in Britain and abroad


Saturday Sprint (ish)

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain outside my window. My room felt fairly chilly too (though my bedside thermometer was reading 15.7 C), and it was snug and warm under the covers, so I wasn’t feeling that inclined to get up! However, parkrun was calling; and by the time I’d cogitated on the world for a while, and actually risen and dressed, the rain had stopped anyway. It was still chilly on the way though, and I was almost regretting not wearing gloves.[Read More…]


Autumn Arrives

Yes, autumn is here. I cycled to work this morning wearing a cycling tshirt with a long sleeve top over that; I think that’s the first time I’ve done so since Easter - and I was still chilly! I might treat myself to some new midweight cycling gloves, too; the ones I currently use in autumn and spring date aren’t proper cycling gloves, so they have no padding. They do an ok job of keeping the wind off, but I’ve had them since Cambridge days (I can remember buying them sometime before my alps trip), and the cuff is getting rather slack, which tends to leave an uncomfortable breeze around my wrists. Unfortunately I haven’t yet found a bike shop near here with a good range of clothing, so I may have to make an online order.