Perfect Cycling Weather, in November?

Wall to wall sunshine, no wind, dry and mild; it could have been early September. In fact, it was the last Saturday in November! This was perfect cycling weather. No wonder 14 cyclists turned up for the Arlington Figure of Eight ride.

It was great to see so many cyclists which included Andy Lock who . . . → Read More: Perfect Cycling Weather, in November?

Sunday MTB – Ride Report 30th Nov 2014

Eleven riders set out from the White Lion at 8:15 on a bright and sunny Sunday morning to follow Firle Road all the way to Bopeep , where we met up with our twelfth rider. The going was slow due to the very soft conditions (as expected), so we took plenty of breathers on the . . . → Read More: Sunday MTB – Ride Report 30th Nov 2014

What to carry on a bike ride

Your bike is clean and prepared, you have the right clothes for the weather, lights, helmet, gloves, and you’re ready to go on a ride. You’ve told someone where you are going and what time you’ll be back, but what if you have a puncture or some other mishap? Here are some suggestions for the . . . → Read More: What to carry on a bike ride

Quick tip #3

Use a tablespoon of Baking Soda (also known as Bicarb or Sodium Bicarbonate) mixed with a pint of hot water to clean or freshen up your drinking bottles and hydration bladders, especially if you use additives and energy drinks.

Milton or baby bottle sterilisation tablets are cheap to buy and will help make your drinking . . . → Read More: Quick tip #3

Nutrition for cyclists – where to start

If you ride for longer than 90 minutes in one go then you start to use up your body’s store of easily accessible fuel – glycogen. Rather than go into the chemistry and biology of what’s going on, I thought I’d share my personal tips for keeping energy levels topped up –

Before the ride . . . → Read More: Nutrition for cyclists – where to start

Sunday MTB – Ride Report 16th Nov 2014

Eight riders set off from the White Lion for a scenic ride along the South Downs Way. The first 5-miles was a steady climb up to the car park at Bo-peep, before turning right (East) towards Alfriston. The views from the top were stunning. We could see cliffs, the sea, forest and open fields from . . . → Read More: Sunday MTB – Ride Report 16th Nov 2014

Sunday beginner – ride report

Our ride on Sunday 9th November was a 6-mile circumnavigation of Seaford, using quiet roads and bridleways. Starting at the Martello Tower eight of us rode eastwards along National Cycle Network 2. At the top of Exceat Hill we crossed over to Stirling Avenue where we got our first puncture – Brilliant! I’d been waiting . . . → Read More: Sunday beginner – ride report

Thursday Pub Ride Report – 6th Nov

On Thursday 6th November eleven of us rode out from The White Lion, across the A259 and down to the seafront via Claremont road. Our ride along the Ouse Estuary Trail (no street lights) to Newhaven was great fun in the dark. There was a definite chill in the air, a reminder to wear warmer . . . → Read More: Thursday Pub Ride Report – 6th Nov