1 Stay and cycle Majorca Majorca is such a good place for cycling that it comes with a Team Sky approval. The all-conquering team use it as a winter training ground for Chris Froome et al. You can do as much or little cycling as you like during a stay at Hotel Cala Sant Vicenc in the less-developed north of the Spanish island. It has …
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PONIES are expensive, which is why I’m secretly jumping for joy that my nine-year-old daughter is taking an interest in cycling. You can buy a child’s mountain bike for the same price as a pair of leather riding boots, and bikes don’t need stables, feeding or vets. A squirt of GT-85 lube, a puncture repair kit and an annual service is your lot.
The last time I bought a bicycle it cost £30. It was sold to me by a fellow student, and I ended up getting a boyfriend into the bargain. They both turned out to be a liability: unreliable, high maintenance and hard to handle. I upgraded to a better one shortly afterwards – boyfriend, that is. Now it’s time to get a better bicycle.
June 29, 2016 Gear Up, Learn How To Bike, Life, Love Your Bike, Maintain Your Bike, Pick Your Bike, Upgrade Your Bike No Comments
Cyclists lie to one another. They say they haven’t been training when they have. And if they can be forced to admit to a bit of riding, it’s never more than a few miles and, by the way, it hurt so much they had to stop to catch their breath. Practically chucked, in fact. And so it is with “les Ecrins”, the name given to …
I bought a racing bike for just under £1,000 last year. It has a Shimano 105 groupset and I am thinking of replacing this with Ultegra gears. What do you think? BJ, Appleby, Westmoreland
You’re onto a different level of cycle obsession when you start studying the type of cassette you might want, especially when the main players offer perfectly adequate options for relatively reasonable sums. But as with anything that costs more, if you do choose to widen the scope of your cassette choices you might be in for a pleasant surprise.