Convert your push bike into an eBike

Convert your push bike into an eBike for just £225? Does that sound good? – or is it cheating? – or is it motor doping?! It’s certainly cheaper than spending a minimum of £1k on a purpose built, dedicated eBike. Seems like you take the motor, that is attached to your front wheel on and off when you want to by exchanging the wheel for a non-motorised wheel.

So this has great flexibility, you can swap it between bikes that have the same wheelsize and it’s considerably cheaper than a dedicated eBike. What’s not to like?

Perfect for when you have sore knees or you just simply can’t get up those steep hills any more. I had a go on an eBike recently and it is super, super fun. I’m not sure dedicated eBike shops are going to be terribly happy though – but the world moves on.

3 exercises To gently strengthen your lower back

3 exercises to gently strengthen your lower back – now that is definitely what I need! How to try to fit this in with all the other stretching for my knees, my shoulder, my ankles and the scar tissue on my lip is the real issue! They say sport is good for you, but a lifetime of thrashing your body, just wears it out. Maybe if I could just find the time to fit in some yoga and pilates?!!

Exciting racing in Spain

There’s going to be some exciting racing in what’s left of the Vuelta a Espana. With over 3 minutes to claw back from Nairo Quintana, Chris Froome has no choice but to attack and Esteban Chaves only has a 5 second buffer from Alberto Contador to protect his podium place (which he’s bound to lose in Friday’s time trial).

Froome in SpainAttack, attack, attack!

There will have to be yet more fireworks in what has been and brilliant, yet very exhausting for the riders, Spanish grand tour. #LV2016

This is Cannibal

This is CFroomeannibal-like greediness, surely? Chris Froome wants to ride, and if he rides, then presumably he wants to win, the Olympic road race and time trial and the Vuelta a Espana too. He looked invincible in the Tour de France this year, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be invincible for the rest of the season.

It’ll be an incredible feat if he does manage to pull it off – nobody, not even the original Cannibal, Mr Eddy Merckx, managed the the Tour de France/Vuelta a Espana double in the same season. With a couple of Olympic Gold medals too, Mr Merckx would be very jealous of that I’d imagine! #bike