About

Cycling is a beautiful and simple mode of transport. Cycling is liberation from modern stresses. Cycling is an exhilarating sport. It is a beast of burden, a thing of beauty, a tool for mindfulness, a white knuckle ride and a plethora of sensations too multitudinous to mention.  On these pages, I’ll post words and images, share art that I’ve stumbled across and write up things that may be of interest. I’ve a weakness for mud, cobbles, singlespeeds, haiku and a photography habit that hopelessly distracts.

Enjoy your visit and your cycling (even more).

Simon, December 2016

I’m a former General Manager of   Odoni-Elwell a manufacturer of cycle storage solutions in the UK and a freelance cycle policy advisor and writer. I race cyclo-cross and mountain bikes for Cardiff JIF spending most of the autumn and winter months splattered in mud in the Welsh Cyclo-cross league. I’ve written the odd article elsewhere and have been published in Boneshaker magazine and the Ride Journal. Occasionally one of my images pops up on a website and I’m always happy to share (if credited). When I’m not commuting, writing, racing or riding for leisure, I’m also part of the kids coaching setup of my club and a cyclo-cross commissaire; I feel its important to contribute back to the sport/hobby/pastime that you love. 

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  1. Hiya

    Discovered your blog today. I have to say, I’ve been trawling through your pages for ages, only just now reaching page 26 and becoming too tired to go on; so much content I want to read through.

    As a fellow roadie, I find what you write about interesting, informative and funny with great photos.

    I’d best go to bed as it’s the club ride Wednesday evening (tonight)!

    Keep up the great work 🙂

    Elton

  2. Really sorry Elton, somehow I’d overlooked your comment (suspect it came through after a load of pingbacks). Thanks for dropping by and thanks for the kind comments. Now that the summer has gone – and I suspect the evening club ride is different – enjoy those autumnal rides 🙂

  3. I like your writing and your attitude towards cycling – I love my bikes, have played with cyclocross, touring, mtb and also use mine for transport, shopping – and converting my children. I’ve just shared your site details on my blogs’ “Weekend Reads” . Now the sun is shining at last, hopefully it might inspire a few others

    • Hannah – I’m so sorry I haven’t responded earlier. Somehow I conspired to miss this comment. Thanks for the kind words and inclusion in the “Weekend Reads” section. I’m glad you enjoy your cycling as much as I do! (Let’s face it – there’s an awful lot to enjoy 😊).

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