Cycling blog archive. Containing product reviews, routes and rides together with a delicate selection of hacks & bodges too, by Spike #spikeblogs

  • Topeak Medium Saddle Pack Review by Spike #spikeblogs
    Cycling,  Product Reviews

    Topeak Large Saddle Pack Review

    Cycle for any length of time and you soon realise how important essential tools and spares can be. In this Topeak Large Saddle Pack Review, we take a quick look at how practical this strappy little bundle can be. Quality Reliability Features Price 0 Style 0 Usability 0 Value 0…

  • Mansfield To Gunthorpe Trentside Loop featured by Spike #spikeblogs
    Cycling,  Routes & Rides

    Mansfield To Gunthorpe Trentside Loop

    A completely unsupported ride to the River Trent has lived on my bucket list for many years. So, in 2018 I rode the following Mansfield to Gunthorpe Trentside Loop, setting off under a stunning sunrise, earning a very satisfying DESCRIPTION Starting from the Widecombe Fair Pub you cross the dual…

  • Sherwood Pines Blue Route featured map by Spike #spikeblogs
    Cycling,  Routes & Rides

    Sherwood Pines Blue Adventure Route

    The Sherwood Pines Blue Adventure Route is in effect a perimeter trail that skirts around the Sherwood Pines Forest Park in North Nottinghamshire. A national working forest, it is managed by the Forestry Commission. DESCRIPTION Parking in the large car park our unofficial route begins at the benches outside the…

  • Garmin Edge 820 Spike Blogs #spikeblogs
    Cycling,  Product Reviews

    Garmin Edge 820 Review With Tips

    The Garmin Edge 820 has been kicking around since late 2016 with early reviews rather mixed and generally frustrated. Step forward three years, several software updates and a price drop later, and perhaps the Edge 820 deserves another look? So, here’s my REVISED DOWN first-hand 2019 Garmin Edge 820 review with tips. Quality…

  • Cycling Mature Top 5 #spikeblogs
    Cycling,  Tips & Advice

    Top 5 Tips For Silver Cyclists

    As a mature rider myself I often stop and chat with other ‘silver cyclists’. We cover many subjects! however, there are some common topics that reoccur – hence this post, my top 5 tips for silver cyclists. I hope to illustrate a few key considerations for any mature rider returning…