You Are Here: Home » 2014 » June (Page 4)

“Spartacus” Not Looking So Sparky

The man known as “Spartacus” throughout the Cycling world is missing his mojo. For a man who has been a Time Trial World Champion and a Grand Tour Stage winner, he seems to share the same confidence as a man trying online dating for the first time instead of a highly decorated athlete. It has been a bumpy road and Fabian Cancellara knows it. During a test run of the time trial for the Tour de Suisse, he suf ...

Read more

Bimbling (a.k.a Pootling)

Commuting to work is great, it saves fuel money that can be used to buy bikes (and bike-bits), but the several hours of work in-between seem to spoil what would otherwise be a cracking ride.  Using every ride as a serious training session, powering up inclines like 'Cav' or treating every long straight as a time-trial and going for it 'Wiggo' style can get repetitive and boring. Sometimes what you need to d ...

Read more

Boris Shares the Fight Against Cancer

Boris Bikes, that is. When we find a cause to fight for and support, we sometimes use unconventional ways to help shine a light on them. The more “light” we shine, the more attention is brought to our cause and the more support to help what we are fighting for. Three men flashed a blue colored spotlight on the Macmillan Cancer Support this week using an unusual tool...a Boris bike. They decided to take the ...

Read more

The Clipless Issue

No, I don't get why it's clipless, either, when clipping-in seems to be exactly the thing you do ... Anyway... It took me a while to come around to being clipped in in the city. In any city, it's pretty much vitally important to have two good quality things on your bike before anything else: brakes, and durable wheels/tyres. These places do not lend themselves to a fluid cycling style, but rather to a stop- ...

Read more

Bicycle bondage storage system

Stumbling into the 'did it need to be done?' category of bike gear design we have a giant stretchy skater belt that claims to be able to hold your groceries safely on your bike.  We're possibly being a little unkind, if there's one thing that bikes always benefit from it's a bit of free-thinking.  We've often looked at the void formed by the 'triangle' in the middle of bike frames and wondered whether the s ...

Read more

Contador Shrugs Off Second Place Finish

Two highly-decorated racers who would most likely play an important key in the final standings, battled at the end of the opening time trial at Criterium du Dauphine. Alberto Contador finished eight seconds behind Chris Froome, but saw the light at the end of the tunnel. “It’s okay. For me the last part was very hard with a very strong headwind.” And that headwind influenced the outcome of this first test. ...

Read more

The Battle of Words Between Two Sirs

Do you feel a draft? It’s getting quite frosty on Team Sky. Not only are Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins having a tiff, but now a battle of he say/she say has started between Wiggins and Sir David Brailsford. And it’s never a good idea to argue with one’s employer. Wiggins claims he was left off the Team Sky’s Tour de France roster, but Brailsford stated no such decision was made...yet. “At Team Sky we ...

Read more

There and back again, a commuter’s tale

A return to cycling was going to be the opening for this brief rambling, but in truth I never left. I’ve always cycled in one form or another since I was a child, the mandatory teenage BMX obsession, this grew into mountain biking and cross country racing and I’ve always had a road bike of some sort lurking in the shed ready to be wheeled out for weekend jollies. I suppose the real beginnings here are more ...

Read more

Don’t Count Millar Out

The sport of Cycling is not easy. It takes courage, determination, perseverance, and a little bit of luck. And the fiery scot David Millar has ample amounts of each. His road has been an interesting one. From his near career change to being an art student, Millar has never taken the conventional route. He has been engrossed in the sport for 18 years, and is now making his final lap amongst the events. But, ...

Read more

Cyclist and Non-cyclist Relationship Help

by Simon Norton aka 'The Relationship Guru' This article is predominantly aimed at cycling males with non-cycling female partners. But It can also apply to same sex relationships or even cycling ladies with non-cycling fellas (if the last scenario is the case with yourself, then please contact me as we are clearly both with the wrong person) The following is tried and trusted advice gleaned from years of ex ...

Read more

Copyright VeloBalls 2014

Scroll to top