Grimpeur Goes On Tour [Sadly Not Cycling]

Sportive cycling excusesThis week’s post on Sportive Cyclist isn’t actually here. Sorry about that.

But worry ye not. I have still been a-writing and a-posting.

This week I have been preaching to the cyclists of London, via their most august of internet cycling institutions,

The post, which is one of my ‘amusing’ creations, is entitled “Five Terrible Excuses For Not Riding Your First Sportive in 2014 (Resistance Is Futile!)” and you can read it in all its glory by following the link at the end of this post.

Before you do that though, I wanted to let you know about a few things coming up on this blog.

Sportive Bike Buyers Guide

I’ve written a few posts about sportive bikes: how they differ from road bikes; whether a hybrid is an appropriate sportive bike; what’s important when buying a new bike.

I’m going to tie this all together with a couple of posts which I hope you’ll find useful:

  • one that lists the manufacturers that make ‘sportive bikes’ and the names of these models (it’s not always clear);
  • secondly, a post (with downloadable pdf) that acts as a buyers check list of considerations & questions to tick off as you go through the bike researching and buying process.

Then we can move on to…

‘Theme’ Month

My (not-fully-thought-out) plan is to use May (being as good a month as any) to write about one general topic. Each post published during the month will deal with a particular aspect of that topic.

I’m yet to decide on the topic in question, but I was thinking something like ‘weight’ (and the loss of it) or ‘how to train’ (both of those sound pretty dry – I’ll try to make them interesting!).

If you have any suggestions for a general (or specific) theme to deal with, do let me know in the comments below.

That’s Enough; Go Read My Post

Enough blathering from me. My post is over there on London Cyclist, eagerly awaiting your attention.

I’m quite pleased with it, so do click here to give it a read.

Until next time, safe cycling.

Monty - Sportive Cyclist
Monty is an enthusiastic road cyclist with only moderate talent. He started Sportive Cyclist in 2013 to record the journey to his first 100 mile ride, the RideLondon 100. Over time the blog has expanded to include training advice, gear reviews and road cycling tales, all from the perspective of a not-very-fit MAMIL. Since you're here, Monty would also like you to check out his YouTube channel. Also, Monty really needs to stop referring to himself in the third person.

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