Archive for May, 2010

I don’t mind riding in the heat. In fact, I quite like it. Which is just as well, since Sunday’s Pearson 150 sportive took place on the hottest day of the year so far. The organisers of the London to Paris sportive arranged for L2P riders to get an early start slot, so I was […]

Bike Chimp rides the Pearson 150 Sportive in training for the L2P.

Bike Chimp drags himself into the 21st century and doesn’t like what he finds, especially Floyd Landis.

Nearly fell off on Sunday. If I had there would have been nobody to blame but myself. I was riding downhill, at the back of a group of three riders. Those ahead of me were pointing out obstacles, just as they should. Even so, suddenly there was a pothole just ahead big enough to hide a small car. […]

Bike Chimp gives the benefit of his many years of mediocrity for the benefit of newcomers to time-trial racing.

Fear of failure persuades Bike Chimp to start some serious training.

Bike Chimp compares cycling to rock and roll, and finds that sprinters like Mark Cavendish are the guitar axemen of cycling.