joop zoetemelk dirty face cyclist

I’ve started to notice a definite change in the weather this week. I’ve got a feeling that the ‘storms’ are over and that spring is about to spring.

It’s been a particularly shitty winter for riding, I read somewhere that the UK had 6 months-worth of rain in just the first 6 weeks of the year, it’s been pretty wild.

Of course, there’s no reason why a bit of rain and gale force winds should stop us from riding or whatever but it’s not great for motivation. My bikes are filthy and my chains are all rusty which is something to be proud of I reckon, if you look at your bikes right now and they sparkle then shame on you!