Category: Cycling

Sun, fun and the happiest happy couple 1

Sun, fun and the happiest happy couple

Sun, space hopper fun and amazing fairy cakes were some of the delights encountered by the Family Outdoors at a tri club pal’s recent wedding in Herefordshire. The bride Jo’s amazing attention to detail...

Scotland’s the best! 0

Scotland’s the best!

Pic right: Mr and Mrs Outdoors at Glentress Sometimes I forget just how lucky we are in Scotland. And then I spend a few days in our great outdoors and it all comes back...

Scotland’s the best for cycling 0

Scotland’s the best for cycling

Sometimes I forget just how lucky we are in Scotland. And then I spend a few days in our great outdoors and it all comes back to me with a great, splendid feeling of...

One bottle of beer and a cream egg please 0

One bottle of beer and a cream egg please

In retrospect I wonder what the checkout lad in the small supermarket in the village of Buchlyvie, near Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, thought of the soggy looking female cyclist when she picked up and paid for...

Jobs done: cycling, meetings and cycling 0

Jobs done: cycling, meetings and cycling

Meeting in Glasgow. Tick. Meeting in Bridge of Weir. Tick Three hours of cycle training. Tick. Test drive of shiny new Skins. Tick. It’s amazing what you can achieve in a day if you...

On my bike… 0

On my bike…

I went out for a three-hour cycle on Saturday with the lovely ladies and gents from the Glasgow Tri Club. It’s my first weekend ride with them and I was a little nervous about...

Back in the saddle again 0

Back in the saddle again

On a high after a sprint triathlon last year I signed up for this May’s Etape Caledonia. At the time it seemed too far in the future to worry about but now the 90-mile...

Super speedy service 0

Super speedy service

How about this for a great service from my local bike shop. On Saturday at 11am I discovered that there was something majorly wrong with my bike’s back gear cogs. Mr Outdoors kindly dropped...

Know anyone who has got on their bike? 0

Know anyone who has got on their bike?

From time to time (every day, I hear my friends shouting!) I look for case studies for newspaper features. This time, I’m hoping to find someone who has traded their car for a bicycle,...

Going somewhere… 0

Going somewhere…

If you ever lose the motivation to exercise then try this tactic: run/cycle back from wherever you are. Of course, you need to be realistic about this (running back from you parent’s house 100...