I’m lucky enough to live in one of the best locations for road cycling in the country. Within half an hour of Kendal I can be in either the Yorkshire Dales National Park, or the Lake District. A little further away is the Forest of Bowland which is one of the country’s unsung treasure troves of quiet moorland roads and long hills with massive views across to the Three Peaks of Yorkshire and the Lancashire coast . The rides section will describe riding in these areas as well as forays to the hills and mountains of France
Whether we admit it or not, most cyclists are gear freaks. I have included a gear reviews section in order to give my thoughts on some of the kit I’ve used and worn. My opinions will inevitably be personal and my intention is mainly to write about kit that I’ve used and liked.