- My bicycling experiences will show you why I would encourage you to go cycling.
- My cycling story
Read how cycling changed me from being unfit, to exploring other countries by bicycle. Follow my change of bikes, the travelling further as I gained confidence. Explore to some thoughts about the future.
- My first bike
After starting to cycle again in middle age, follow my experiences as I start to use my new Ridgeback bike. See how each trip my confidence and fitness are steadily improving. The journeys are getting longer and more adventurous.
- Second bike
Cycling must be getting serious, I have another new bike. My trips take me to the North of England, where I then spend my first cycling holiday riding from the east coast of England to the west coast and back again.
- Third bike
After thinking I could never ride a bike, I am using a three-wheeled handcycle. My cycling experience continues!
- Holidays in Holland
Come on two superb holidays in the Netherlands. Experience the joys of cycling in what must be one of the most cycle-friendly countries in Europe. If you are thinking of going on a biking holiday in another country, come and be persuaded.
- General help and guidance
- Types of bike
Advice for beginners on what type of bike to use. The main styles of bicycles are detailed. Straightforward descriptions are given for mountain, hybrid, touring and racing bikes.
- Learn to ride
If you cannot ride a bike at all, but want to learn, this is the place to start.
- Starting to ride
You have a bike, how do you start to use it? Advice on starting to ride a bicycle, together with tips to help you keep going.
- Where to ride
Advice for new cyclists on where to ride their bike in safety and comfort. Basic guidance on what to hazards to avoid. Together with the type of place to find when starting to cycling.
- Have company
Cycling with someone else can help make biking more enjoyable. If you are not able to find someone to go with, why not try some of these suggestions for who to cycle with. From family and friends to cycling clubs.
- Bike tools
There are useful tools you should carry with you on your bike. Also see suggestions for helping cycle maintenance at home.
Answers to some of the frequently asked questions made by visitors to this site. Topics include pedals, frame size, gears, helmets and maintenance.
- Useful links
Useful links from my bicycling site. Featuring various cycling organisations particularly in the UK. Also some cycling enthusiasts personal sites. For those looking for useful freeware software and graphics, some other good sites.>
- Back pain and cycling
Do you suffer from back pain? It may be that cycling can help or relieve your back pain. Read about my experiences to see if it may be able to help you.>
- Your very own message board
To discuss bikes and cycling for beginners. Whether it is a question you want to ask, or a suggestion you want to make, use this message board.