Monday, 16 April 2012

A must watch video for any budding cyclist

No matter what your preferred type of cycling is, its almost impossible to deny that Danny MacAskill is a truly inspirational rider.

In fact he's one of the few cyclist I've found myself saying "Did...he actually just do that?" Usually its just a lot of hype and not much substance, but I genuinely feel that he is one of those people that can do things most would not even be able to imagine. You'll know exactly what I mean when you see the first trick in this video.

If you've not seen or heard about this wee Scotsman before then you are in for a massive treat -

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

6 Reasons Why Cycling is Worth Taking Up

Can't understand why so many people are taking to their bikes recently? These points below should help to iron out some confusion and see why two wheels seems like such a good idea.

1. Cycling is cheap

A lot of people are taking to cycling because its so cheap. The odd puncture and service will cost you next to nothing to sort out and cycling has the potential to save you hundreds of pounds on either transport costs or petrol bills.

 2. Cycling keeps you fit 

Cycling is a great way to stay fit! Its a nice and steady way of burning a few pounds off to and from work, or even at the weekends when you go out cycling recreationally.

3. Cycling is quicker than walking 

Walking is the most available form of transport we have to us but its slow. Cycling, if done efficiently, can feel like a breeze and can get you from a to b quicker than you might think.

4. Cycling is good for the environment 

Unlike cars and other petrol powered vehicles, cycling is good for the environment because it doesn't cause any pollution.

5. Cycling helps reduce congestion

Cycling is also a great way of taking another car off the road, and therefore it helps to reduce congestion in your local town or city.

6. Lastly...Cycling is fun!

Lastly, cycling is a fun thing to do! You see a lot of your surroundings and you have the satisfaction of all the above points when you are riding.

Why not give it a go?

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Chris Akrigg Fixed Wheel Video

I was just browsing Vimeo when I stumbled on this video, which I think I've definitely seen before some months ago. Anyway, if you're in to your fixie bike riding this is definitely worth a watch! Some inspiring trickery.

Chris Akrigg THE MAURICE.0 from chris akrigg on Vimeo.