Why Ride?

I’m a life-long lover of riding bikes. Mountain biking for the past 25 years and road cycling for nearly 10 years. Cycling is not just a form a exercise for me, it is a means of clearing my head, socialising and seeing some of the most beautiful trails and roads.

I’m probably like most of you reading this; fighting to find the time to squeeze in a ride between crazy work commitments, children, wife and DIY. However, the draw of riding bikes is as strong in me now as it was when I got on my first BMX aged 4.

I can’t explain why I love it so much and why it makes me feel so good, even when I am suffering! For that reason I thought if I documented my riding, talked about the places I go and geek off about some of the kit I use then maybe, just maybe, my non-cycling friends and family may understand why I love getting covered in mud, close to hyperthermia and generally beaten up on a bike every week.