We like a good hill here at le Bidon; there’s nothing like a bit of variety. But whether you’re in search of an ascent or two, or looking to avoid an uphill struggle, here’s a list of my Bristol fav..
Nick Livermore explores the delights of Bristol’s famed cycling café, the Mud Dock Cycleworks, where you can buy a new bike, get it set up and enjoy a dark, flavoursome coffee all at once. Bliss.
At some point everyone ends up cycling in the wind, against their better judgement. Whether it’s a stiff breeze or something a little more uninviting, there are ways to make the experience more bear..
Beware he – or she – who cycles in North Wales. Spectacular though the scenery is and enjoyable though the riding is there are several pitfalls to be wary of before embarking on your journey of Celt..
Nick Livermore, battered silly by ex-hurricane Bertha, takes to the hills around the Cotswolds, aided by a support car in a wet weather mashup of race, led ride and sportive.
Nick Livermore samples the delights of Tetbury’s retro-inspired cycling café and shop. With beautiful flat whites and flavoursome homemade cake, it turns out this is one stop the Cotswolds can be pr..
So this is what burnout feels like? Strange. Whatever you do, don’t take your day off too seriously. Learn to kick back, relax and go nowhere near bananas.
A quaint tea room in the shadow of Tintern Abbey, The White Monk is the perfect place to stop for coffee, tea and cake whether you’re going up the Wye Valley, or returning down it.
You want to know don’t you? What’s the thing about cycling in the rain? Well, I’m sorry to bring this up, but it’s pretty enjoyable; don’t you think?
Nick Livermore discovers some of the smaller, grittier roads Somerset has to offer, taking wrong turns, enjoying plentiful food and falling foul of multiple punctures along the way.