Tour of Britain 2012 – Ipswich again!

Ipswich has again been selected to host a stage of the Tour of Britain this year. The first stage of the tour will begin on Sunday 9th September from the Waterfront in Ipswich. This promises to be a full weekend for both sports and recreational cyclists, as the...

Ipswich Skyride on Sunday 12th June

Imagine how great it would be to cycle around Ipswich in a traffic free environment. Well now you can find out. SkyRide is coming to Ipswich this weekend. An organiser told me they are expecting between 5,000 and 10,000 cyclists to congregate in Ipswich town centre on...

It’s snow time for my MTB

I may be the only person thinking this way, but I am LOVING this snow fall. First of all, I should say that there has only been a few inches in Suffolk, and that we are not suffering anything like as badly as other parts of the UK. Earlier this year, I got a GT XC...

Reason to ride #2 – it makes you happy!

Reasons to Ride #2  – riding a bike makes you happy Purely on a physiological level, outdoor pursuits increase your body’s production of Serotonin, a natural hormone that gives a feel good factor. Riding feels good! If you use the bike to work scheme, you...

Reasons to Ride #1 – Convenience

According to the DfT “Cycling for a sustainable future” 23 percent of car trips are less than 2 miles – a distance that can be cycled in less than 15 minutes.  It’s both sustainable and more convenient to do these trips on a bike that in a car....