Pearl Izumi Champion Team – Launch Day

At the end of last year I applied to be part of a new venture in the UK for Pearl Izumi. Pearl is one of the largest cycling clothing brands in the world and based in Boulder, Colarado. Last year Pearl Izumi sponsored the UK Tour Series but this year distributor Madison, based in . . . → Read More: Pearl Izumi Champion Team – Launch Day

Pearl Izumi Champion Day 2017

This Saturday I will be travelling to Milton Keynes to Maddison to spend the day with the 2017 Pearl Izumi Champion Team.

Drawn from all walks of cycling life, age and ability we have been chosen as brand advocates for the year, all enthusiasts, bloggers and social media addicts. After the inevitable team kit . . . → Read More: Pearl Izumi Champion Day 2017

Kona Fire Mountain 1991 – reborn

This photo is of my 1991 Kona Fire Mountain, taken outside my Student house on column road, Cardiff in about May 1991. I road the bike both for commuting, recreational mountain biking and even the odd race until about 1999 when I bought a replacement (Raleigh ex works race machine). I then lent the . . . → Read More: Kona Fire Mountain 1991 – reborn

Pearl Izumi Champion Team

A couple of months ago I applied to be a member of the Pearl Izumi Champion Team. Amazingly they selected me along with lots of other people from a diverse range of backgrounds, abilities and 2 wheeled disciplines.

Next step will be a day in Milton Keynes in the New Year where we will . . . → Read More: Pearl Izumi Champion Team


I started a new job at the start of September – I now work for BIM Academy – a Building Information Modelling and Project Technologies consultancy based in Newcastle (upon Tyne).

In my new role, although I am travelling a fair bit, I am based from home and the train links from Stafford and . . . → Read More: Brompton

Explorer vs Chrome vs Safari

I collect Google analytics stat’s on my blog to show sponsors that they are getting some return for their support. It is also interesting and useful to peruse the stat’s to get an idea of what people like and don’t like, what is popular and where my visits come from.

Ives noticed some Google Chrome Adverts . . . → Read More: Explorer vs Chrome vs Safari

Android bike computer – IpBike

Many UK riders have seen in the past few years British Mountain Bike Orienteer Ifor Powell riding around with a small box on this handlebars, a home made cycle computer. (he is a electronic engineer and programmer) This development has culminated with an android phone based bike computer which in my opinion ticks every . . . → Read More: Android bike computer – IpBike

Epic Bleed Solutions

Although sounding like a mountain bike accessory for inclusion in a first aid kit for downhillers, Epic are a Stoke on Trent company producing after market hydraulic Brake bleeding systems. Anyone who has looked up the price of an Avid brake bleeding kit to baulk at the price and then continued to suffer with . . . → Read More: Epic Bleed Solutions

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