road bikes

The Best Climbs in Gran Canaria

With last year being so annoying thanks to multiple injuries and enforced time off the bike, this winter I decided to treat myself to some time in the sun to make up for my time on the couch. Inspired by my […]

The Next Step For New Cycling Converts

One of the reasons I write this blog is to share things that I’ve discovered in my journey deeper and deeper into the mysterious world of cycling in the hope that these tips and insights might speed up your own […]

My Cycling Bucket Wishlish

I’ve always been kind of anti ‘bucket lists.’ For some reason I find the whole concept slightly depressing – to me bucket lists bring your mortality into sharp focus and I don’t like to spend a whole lot of time […]

How To Get Faster

Or how not to… Read my frankly quite useless advice over on the Brooks blog. Or to paraphrase: do stuff because it’s fun and not because you have to. AKA Just give in and be slow.   Read on over […]

One Of The Best Cycling Routes In Devon

Women’s Cycling magazine asked me to share one of my favourite Devon cycling routes, and though I love Dartmoor dearly, on this occasion I chose to describe a stunning ride along the English Riviera, taking in Torquay, Dartmouth, Slapton, Kingsbridge […]

Cyclists Are Weird

“Sometimes I wonder what on earth I’m doing. It’s cold, I’m tired and I need some time to relax and simply do nothing. But totally exhausted from a full week of work, I find myself pulling on lycra rather lounging […]

Hello Italy!

Isn’t life weird? On minute you’re sitting at home in Devon cuddling the cats whilst working on your freelance projects, the next you’re called to a meeting in Italy with a potential job in the offing. I’ve been happily self-employed for […]

Why setting goals didn’t work for me

Last year I entered my first races, having a go at closed road circuit races, fixed gear crits, cyclocross races and cross-country mountain biking. Now, from reading this blog, and knowing my background as a pro-snowboarder, you’d be forgiven for […]

Cannondale Women’s Supersix Evo review

Since it’s launch back in 2011, Cannondale’s Supersix carbon road bike has gained legions of fans, scoring consistently highly when put through it’s paces in numerous publications. But though light, stiff and well regarded, the barrier to many has always […]

Video – A Very Fast 2013

I was tinkering around with my phone in bed this morning as I had a huge pot of tea and not one, but two cats on my lap. Normally I don’t use my phone in bed but I couldn’t reach […]

Specialized Amira Sport Review

One of the (many) favourite parts of my job is reviewing bikes: ‘oh, you want me to ride about 500 miles on this carbon machine and share my thoughts? Well if I must….” Most recently, I reviewed women’s road bike, […]

The Best Gear For Winter Riding

Having spent a couple of winters working as a bike messenger in London, I know what gear works and what doesn’t. Whilst I don’t fully subscribe to the view ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing,’ I […]

Video – Summer In My Shoes

GoPro lent me a camera this summer and whilst I had every intention of filming a shed load of clips, a fair amount of the time I’d get home and think, ‘damn, why the hell didn’t I film that?’ I […]

Jeremie Reuiller’s Met Pics

Earlier this summer, Mr Bikes-N-Stuff and I spent a sunny afternoon being photographed for the new Met Helmets 2014 catalogue by Jeremie Reuiller. Every time people visit Teinbridge, I enjoy showing off the area I live in like some sort […]

My First Road Bike Circuit Race

Those of you who’ve read my blog before probably know that I come from a ‘freestyle’ background, that is, I’ve always been keen on learning tricks, riding jumps, that kinda thing.   For some weird reason that I’ve still not […]