New Plans :)

May 20th, 2010

Since getting back from Nepal I have to admit to not really having a whole heap of enthusiasm for structured training.. this is not to say I've been sitting about.. far from it. As soon as I got back I got my Genesis Aether road bike out and enjoyed some good riding on the road.. enjoying the great coastal views living in Newcastle affords me, mountain biking has been a few trail centres jaunts..

Road trip

May 12th, 2010

I have been on a bit of a road trip with work this week which opened up the possibilities of riding a little further a field. First stop Newcastleton to check out the 24hr UK Championship course. This was the only 7 Staines trail I hadn't previously visited and although not necisarily the most technical its going to be a cracking course for a 24 hour race. I don't envy event organisers as whatever..

Alfine + SS bike = ....

May 6th, 2010

When we first saw the 8-speed Alfine hub with a disc mount, the iO became the iO ID in a matter of days and a new style of UK mud-plugger was born. A few of us here rode them over the winter and loved the low maintenance compromise between a single-speed and a regular geared bike. So I was really pleased to see these pictures that Day One owner Antony Lomas emailed us the other day, of his Day One..

Gorrick 100

May 4th, 2010

After the last few weeks of great weather I was hoping for a dry and fast race at Swinley forest for the Gorrick 100, but this wasn’t to be the case. It rained pretty much all day which turned the course into brake eating mud. Saying that, it could have been a lot worse and the course was still fun and quite fast. Gorrick 100 is a 7 lap 70mile endurance race. I was a bit nervous ..

The season ahead

April 26th, 2010

After a quiet first few months of the due to my wife giving birth to a baby boy in Feb, I am back ready and raring to go. Although its been quiet in terms of racing, training has been going well. I am down a little in volume but pretty pleased with the amount I have been able to fit in around nappy changing feeding and understanding a crying baby! I have also managed to lose about 7kg of weigh..
The Equilibrium came out as the best of 4 British-designed road bikes in Cycle Active's recent test. "...the Genesis is a quality machine from top to bottom. Not only is it the best of the Brits, it is hard to think of another sub-£1,000 bike on the market to touch the Equilibrium. Fly the flag." The test also makes a good case for buying British - the big global brands generally off..