Spain, Mallorca, Coll de l’Orient and Coll de Soller

Join me on a fantastic ride through the hills and some classic climbs in Mallorca, Spain!

2020 TdF stage 20, Lure-La Planche des Belles Filles (on a Lemond Chambery)

Join us at the finish line of the decisive final time trial stage in the Tour de France 2021, where the Tour was won by Tadej Pogacar and lost by Primos Roglic!

Awesome urban bike architecture!

Some insirpring examples of cycling infrastructure as beautiful urban design features

Myanmar, Yangon – a morning wander

In the full light of day, I'm glad to say Yangon seems even more similar than I remember it from 12 years ago. Lots of traditions remain and daily life hums along.  Here's some snaps to give you a flavour of the city. It's not like any other south east asian capital.  And there's a … Continue reading Myanmar, Yangon – a morning wander

Myanmar, Yangon – an evening stroll

Yangon has changed a bit since I was last here. But a lot of things are familiar: many men still wear longyis, ladies still have skin whitening paste on their faces, people are uniformly friendly and smiling, traffic is busy but not aggressive, the sugar cane juice vendors still have tinkly bells on their cane … Continue reading Myanmar, Yangon – an evening stroll

Singapore – wheels, tigers and laksa

In town for work and the F1GP this weekend I caught up with friends and visited a funky bicycle-themed coffee shop in the Singapore heartlands called Wheeler's Yard.  Wooden handlebars anyone? A first for me.  This place reminded me of Ah Joo, a long-time Singapore vintage road bike collector. I'd love to see his collection … Continue reading Singapore – wheels, tigers and laksa

India does love the bicycle 

I almost bought this Hurricane indian made  gents town bicycle, with rod pull brakes, but... I just don't have the space and common sense got the better of me. Still, I did get some "Cycle" brand matches and sandalwood incense sticks recently in Mumbai. They smell so strong! Not sure of the connection to bicycles … Continue reading India does love the bicycle 

Thailand, Bangkok – full of surprises 

Yesterday I was in Bangkok. Like Mumbai, not a city you might think ideal for cycling, but I was surprised to see it heading in that direction.  A bicycle can be your shop as well as a means to commute.  My recollection of Bangkok was more like this.  ​​ Than this Great to see cycle … Continue reading Thailand, Bangkok – full of surprises 

India, Mumbai – more traffic than you could shake a stick at

I was in Mumbai yesterday.  Now there's a city I wouldn't dare cycle in, though some brave souls do.  Given the traffic is so heavy and slow, the commute time by bike is probably equivalent to that by bus or car.  Life expectancy would be significantly shorter though... This man deserves a medal. Or even … Continue reading India, Mumbai – more traffic than you could shake a stick at

Spain, Mallorca: urban bike sharing in Palma

On a recent holiday to Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain I was pleased to see even this small city (population 400,000) has an urban bike-sharing initiative, called Bicipalma.  It's great that bike sharing initiatives aren't limited to large cities like London, Beijing, Paris, and San Francisco. Most of the bikes were of the "standard" step-through (col … Continue reading Spain, Mallorca: urban bike sharing in Palma