Mudguards – Cool or Uncool

With the time of year the roads are usually always wet and dirty making bike rides a little less enjoyable. Having a decent set of mudguards fitted on your winter warrior can make all the difference. If you’ve never used mudguards you’ll be surprised at how much water and dirt they keep off. For any…

Fasting and Fat Burning

Can the body be taught how to burn fat as a main fuel source for cycling?  Elite International Cyclist, Sport Scientist and Coach Simon Williams of SW Sports writes can the body be taught to burn fat as a main source of fuel. Traditionally sports men and women across the world have believed that the…

Winter Bikes – Kinesis T2

With summer gone and winter weather almost here many riders around the country will be clearing out the rubbish in the corner of the garage to find the ‘winter bike’. Winter bikes to many people are ancient old bangers from years ago with cheap parts that are only pulled out when the weather is rubbish.…

The Wall – Adventure Duathlon

On Saturday 14th October, VCI Member Gordon Brown took part in “The Wall” Adventure Duathlon in the heart of the Mournes organised by 26 Extreme. Gordon tells us about the event below. This was my third time participating in this one of a kind event and yet again thoroughly enjoyed it as a kind of…

Palace to Palace

Earlier this month, VCI club member Gordon Brown traveled over to London with his wife Jan and two other friends (Debbie and Alistair Cairns from Waringstown) to take part in the Palace to Palace cycle ride from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, all in aid of The Prince’s Trust on 1st October. They cycled the…

Winter is Coming

With cold weather on the way and the dark nights closing in it is time to start thinking about pulling the winter bikes out for the corner and checking all is still in good working order. Visibility is now key so lights are very important coming into this time of year, not only at night…