Cycling Highlights 2010


Did you know the first Englishman to ride 25 miles in under an hour was Ralph Dougherty. He was also the first UK cyclist to be disciplined by the UK for not wearing black socks! If you like useless information, that page is for you.


  • What kind of cyclist are you? Are you currently a) Eating mince pies thinking about buying a new bike b) riding through the snow c) Buying a new dress that goes well with your new Black Pashley bike c) Just come off a two hour turbo session?


Looking through posts from 2010, I see the start of the year was similar to the end of the year – snow!

  • Cheap accessories for bikes – you don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive carbon fibre, some of the best accessories are free or very cheap.


photo by Amsterdamize cc 2.0


cycle touring


Well, the intention is good.


cycling verona

Be Bold, Don’t be Timid – just because you are riding a bike doesn’t mean you have to ride in the gutter – at least not until that 4WD pushes you in there.


Those were the days.

The Cyclists’ Manifesto
– if Boris Johnson was ‘el president’


A joy to behold, more bikes than cars on the road.


Drinking and cycling



Recovery Drinks


Bike Maintenance for Beginners – no.1 Try to fix bike. no.2. Fail to mend bike, and get frustrated. no.3 Take to Bike Shop

Cycling through rain

Training for 100 Mile TT or how I learnt to switch off my brain for four hours.

Best Commuter Bike

Shared Use Paths

Tour De France 2010 and the spectators and photographers which help to make it a spectacle. Or as the great David Duffield would say: 2, 4, 10, 20: there must be 100 photographers here on the line!

My First Bike – in the days of blond hair.

Tips for avoiding punctures
- I should have included – don’t blog about how you never get punctures because you’re guaranteed to get five in the next two weeks.

Tips for Improving Cycle Fitness

10 Reasons to Commute By Bike – I don’t know why more people don’t cycle to work.





2 Responses to Cycling Highlights 2010

  1. pj mcnally December 27, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    Second that – excellent photography!

    (I spotted a friend of mine in one of your photos earlier in the year – she was quite flattered that someone had taken the picture).

    Thanks, for the great output through the year.

  2. Hortoris December 25, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    Really great photographs

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