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Brain mechanic say ‘pfffhhttt’ to bike helmets

Professional brain-tinkerer (neurosurgeon) Henry Marsh has chucked his tuppence-worth into the seemingly never-ending debate about whether we should be cladding our skulls in polystyrene when we take to the mean streets on our bicycles.  The topic of whether we should wear helmets always used to be overwhelmingly convincing on the 'yes' front, with naysayers being regarded as suicidal loons.  But now the ti ...

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Jos Van Emden’s Marriage Proposal at the Giro d’Italia tournament

Belkin rider Jos Van Emden took a break from his time trial on the stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia tournament, did he need a wee?  Nah, he wanted to propose to his long-time girlfriend. Social media was as lively as a bed full of bugs when the news spreads online. Tweets were rampant and fans and supporters alike were ecstatic when they heard the news.  Team Belkin couldn't hide their happiness for their team ...

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Noah Granigan wins race, licks tarmac

We're not the sort of people who laugh at the misfortune of others, especially not when it comes to smearing flesh across tarmac.  The main reason we don't point and laugh when cyclists polish their lycra on the road is that without fail all writers at VeloBalls have done much the same thing at some point or other (and those who haven't almost definitely will).  Where 18 year old Noah Granigan differs from ...

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From Commuter Cycling to Distance Cycling

Now, I'd say this is fine for my daily commute - but it isn't. It's crap. It can be really crap. I'm constantly relieved (and surprised) when I finish my journey and my wheels are still round. But this isn't about commuting, this about distance cycling, and how one translates to the other. I live in London, a city of eight million people, six thousand traffic lights and around half a million bike journey's ...

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The rules

You'll come to realise the more you read this site that we are very much anti-clique - if you have any ambition to sit on a saddle (or recumbent seat I guess) and shove some pedals you're fine by us. Even if you don't actually get around to doing it. You see, cycling is anarchy; it has no rules, you need no permission from a fucker with a form to whizz down a hill upon two wheels (or three on a recumbent, s ...

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Can I get a ‘hell yeah’ for Team Wiggle Honda?

I can remember sitting with a warm can of ale watching Wiggins romp to victory in the 2012 Tour de France and wondering what would amuse me next.  Next up on ITV4 was 'The Cycle Show' (which we like!) and guesting that night were a few cyclists who had done very well in a certain worldwide competition that involved rings in the logo, the type of organisation that would shit on the heads of nobodies like tho ...

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Welcome to our little hole on the web

We've been lurking around and talking in hushed whispers in darkened corners (of pubs) about starting our own cycling news site for far too long, we've come out of the closet proudly wearing ill-fitting lycra and we're ready to stick to the man.  We're not sure who the man we'll be sticking it to is, so any suggestions are welcome, or not actually, keep your negativity to yourself.  We're here to be the voi ...

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