Author Archives: wheelist

Planning a new commute.

I moved house recently, and a new house means a new commute. I love maps, so planning a commute is almost as much fun as riding it. More fun if you have to ride a really bad commute (technically it’s … Continue reading

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Coaching at Coed y Brenin

2014 is starting out rather damp, but thankfully my first coaching session of the year was well-timed to take advantage of one of the few brief haituses that have occurred between the near-incessant downpours. Rob wanted to improve his confidence, … Continue reading

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What came around went around.

And so that was summer. It felt like one of those summers we had when we were kids – it went on for ages. Glorious golden days, with long hazy evenings, stretching out into seeming eternity. Due to the weather … Continue reading

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Summer.

It’s hard to believe. It’s so long ago since it last happened I’d forgotten exactly what it was. It’s summer!!! Proper flipping summer!!!! The sun is hot and everything!!!!! And…(a big ‘And’)…it’s in Wales!!!!!! I seriously struggle to express just … Continue reading

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Back up from down under.

It was a real pleasure to welcome Hamish back to Coed y Brenin today, after his coaching session with Wheelism last year. Hamish said he loved the trip so much last time that he thought he should bring his wife … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air (at last).

The snow is finally thawing, the temperatures are almost into double figures, and the daffodils are lining the roads as I ride through the Welsh countryside. It’s finally beginning to look like Spring is sprung. I’m not the only one … Continue reading

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My ‘Cross Bike is for Sale

You know how it is: you wait ages for a new bike and then three come along at once. So far this year it’s a new hardtail, a cyclocrosser, and now a new road bike. Sweet eh? Well, it all … Continue reading

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GISDA – supporting young people (and riding bikes!)

GISDA is a charitable company based in Caernarfon “offering vulnerable people in our society the opportunity to improve their quality of life so they aren’t disadvantaged because of poverty.” This week they brought a group of young people to Coed … Continue reading

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Sometimes work just isn’t.

I had the pleasure of running a coaching session for Iago and Steffan’s 9th birthdays last week at Coed y Brenin. They and 6 of their best friends braved the weather (it didn’t turn out too bad in the end) … Continue reading

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After the sun goes down….

Wheelism is once again offering guided night riding sessions at the dark and magical Coed y Brenin over the coming months. If you’ve ever fancied giving night riding a go but aren’t sure about splashing out that much cash on … Continue reading

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