A cyclist running the London Marathon? Getta outta town…

Its official folks. I’ve actually lost it this time – I’ve done something mad. Utterly mad! In just over a months’ time I’ll be lacing up my trainers and running the London Marathon. Say whaaaaaaaat. And let me tell you, running is quite a departure from cycling. Geoffrey the Trek racer has, sadly, taken up … Continue reading A cyclist running the London Marathon? Getta outta town…

Free Triathlon Guide from Sundried

Even just thinking about taking on a triathlon is a daunting, let alone actually taking the plunge and signing up for one and actually doing the bloody thing. I should know, I've been threatening to do one for the past three years. But where to start? Three sports. One race. A hell of a lot … Continue reading Free Triathlon Guide from Sundried

The Cycling Tube Map

The London Cycle Network and Route Plan Roll have today launched something pretty clever: a cycling tube map of London. A familiar site to us Londoner's eyes, the map is in the style of the iconic London tube map. The design shows how the various superhighways, quiet routes and orbital routes connect up across the city in … Continue reading The Cycling Tube Map

Prudential Ride London – a sigh of relief

I’m almost ashamed to admit that when my Ride London ‘commiserations’ mag dropped through the letter box yesterday, I gave a huge whoop of relief. And that’s only for one reason – I’ve been mad enough to sign up to the London Marathon this year. I’m only in my first week of proper training, and … Continue reading Prudential Ride London – a sigh of relief

2017: The year of BrittLoveRun?

Towards the end of last year, I decided to take a brief hiatus from both cycling and blogging. I didn’t make a great fuss about it and simply drifted off and left BRITTLOVEBIKE unattended and neglected. After a few nasty misses on the roads of London, I really feel out love love with cycling once … Continue reading 2017: The year of BrittLoveRun?

120 days, 10,000km, nine countries and two teens on bikes

What did you spend your gap year doing? Will and Charles are spending theirs cycling 10,000km from Beijing to Tehran to raise £25,000 for a school in Ghana.  They're also the youngest people in the world to ever attempt to cycle the Silk Road. Less people have cycled the infamous Silk Road from Beijing to Tehran than have … Continue reading 120 days, 10,000km, nine countries and two teens on bikes

Falling back in love with road biking

After a series of unfortunate events, I decided to take a short break from cycling with the hope that some time away from the saddle would help reset my mind and lower my stress levels.... Well, it worked. I spent a very pleasant Saturday morning cycling in the Surrey Hills in the sunshine. It was … Continue reading Falling back in love with road biking