Turmeric, this beautiful golden spice, has sat at the back of my spice cupboard, behind the ground ginger and cumin, probably since a failed attempt to add some colour to a vegetarian curry.
As 2016 came to an end, and thoughts turned to the new year ahead, I made a resolution to attempt to do more mileage by bicycle than car during 2017. Continue reading “Bicycle versus car challenge”
Last year a friend sent me a text with a photo of her husband in his newly acquired Rapha head-to-toe cycling kit, standing proudly in front of a brand new Trek road-bike. She commented to my amusement that ‘lycra is a privilege not a right’. Continue reading “Lycra is a privilege not a right”
Cycling from Balham, always takes me south, this is my favourite default ride. When I wake up at the weekend, with no route prepared or a plan in mind, I head to Reigate Hill in the knowledge that after half an hour of cycling, I will be out in the country-side. Continue reading “Balham, the gateway to the south”
What cyclists say and what they actually mean… Continue reading “Did you see the mist this morning?”
Miles versus kilometres. Continue reading “The inversion conversion”
Journalists, for a long time, have enjoyed making up nicknames for sports people. There is a long tradition of creating monikers for cyclists in an effort to popularise the sport. Continue reading “The science of nicknames”
I once read that in 1977, the year Elvis died, there were 170 Elvis impersonators. Fifty years later in 2007, it was estimated there were 85,000. Continue reading “Cycling trends”