Fixing bikes and riding bikes
I work at Trikes and Bikes. See more about that on my 'cycle service & sales' page (click).
If you live locally to me and you find it difficult to get your bike to a bike shop for repair or servicing I may be able to help. We have a local workshop and some jobs can be done at your house. I'm Cytech qualified to build and service bicycles. Just get in touch with me through this website.
Anne and I have recently become recumbent trike riders. We ride ice Adventure 26" trikes (see ice trikes website here). Mine is the HD (slightly larger) in green and Anne's is the regular HD but with e-assist in blue.
We are learning to love riding these and have a couple of short videos to show you what they look like in action.
ice trikes in Derbyshire
ice trikes on North Wales costal path
(links open in YouTube)
Cycle to the Sea
In 2018 & 2019 I led a sponsored, 100 mile, one way cycle ride from the West Midlands to the coast of North Wales. It was a small, social ride raising a bit of money for a charity of which I'm a trustee.
It had to be cancelled in 2020 due to Covid but I'm hoping it will happen again in the future on a slightly amended route.
Coast 2 Coast
I've ridden the C2C route 4 times using a farm in Kirkoswald as a base.
It looks like the Keswick Threlkeld path has been restored after the bridges were washed out in 2015. That will be great to see the next time we go
My local rides
My local riding area extends around Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth... that sort of general area north of the West Midlands conurbation. I'm very easy to find on Strava, Garmin Connect and Ride with GPS tracking platforms. So if you're new to the area and want some ideas for rides out and some groups to ride with, drop me a line.
Good rides out
Cannock Chase XC 11
11 miles on (and just off) the northern end of Cannock Chase.
Mostly rough trail riding with some lane and canal towpath. Needs a mountain bike. Click map for more.
A day out on purpose built trails and quiet lanes. A few challenging climbs with rewarding views. Click here for more.