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A Virgin Discovers Long Distance Cycling: London Edinburgh London 2013
A Virgin Discovers Long Distance Cycling: London Edinburgh London 2013
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A great, if all too breif, read, 10 Jun. 2015
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A great little book. As an LEL finisher myself I was interested to read about the experiences of a fellow rider and this book gives a great insight into the trials and tribulations of a long distance cyclist. If you at all interested in Audax/Randonneuring, then I strongly recommend you buy this book.


Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy
Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy
Price: £6.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic journey!, 31 Aug. 2014
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A brilliantly written humorous and passionate account of riding the 1914 Giro d'Italia, classic Tim Moore. A great account of an epic journey that will have you laughing and crying but eventually utterly respecting both the riders of the great event and Moore himself. The book manages to capture all that is great about the early days of cycle racing and gives a great insight into the early pioneers of European cycle racing, all delivered with Moore's typical self-deprecating humour. A must read.


Blackburn Flea 2.0 USB LED Lightset -
Blackburn Flea 2.0 USB LED Lightset -

5.0 out of 5 stars Great light set, 13 April 2014
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Use as a complimentary set of lights to my main set. Front set to flash and rear worm on an armband. They are really good, waterproof and easy to charge from either a USB port or a tecknet battery using the supplied charger.


Schwalbe CX Comp Tyre with Active Wired Kevlarguard 480 g - 700 x 35C (35-622), Black
Schwalbe CX Comp Tyre with Active Wired Kevlarguard 480 g - 700 x 35C (35-622), Black
Offered by Bike Champions
Price: £11.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 13 April 2014
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My third set of CX comps, use on my commuter, do about 3000 miles a year. These are a great commuter tyre for mixed surfaces. Good on and off road with great puncture protection. Also prompt delivery.


Garmin Edge 705 Battery Replacement Kit with Installation Video, Tools, and Extended Life Battery
Garmin Edge 705 Battery Replacement Kit with Installation Video, Tools, and Extended Life Battery
Offered by NewPower99 Europe
Price: £29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant product, 13 April 2014
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Brilliant, followed instructions and it took about 5 mins to fit. Given new life to 5 year old. Garmin 705, highly recommended. Great service too, arrived day after order.


Mid-life Cyclists
Mid-life Cyclists
Price: £1.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Richard Goucher, 2 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Mid-life Cyclists (Kindle Edition)
An epic tale of two middle-aged cyclists search for status "giants of the road". A gentle and humorous look at what it means to be a mediocre cyclist and how a simple mode of transport can overtake ones life. Recommended.


Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 5th)
Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 5th)

5.0 out of 5 stars The technology of the decade?, 14 Dec. 2013
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Bought for partner as Xmas present. She is an avid reader and loves it. What can you say, it's small, reliable, chaep, battery lasts for ever and it allows you to easily buy, carry and read books. Everyone I know who has one loves it. Well done Amazon for making reading cool again!


Tom Danielson's Core Advantage: Core Strength for Cycling's Winning Edge
Tom Danielson's Core Advantage: Core Strength for Cycling's Winning Edge
Price: £8.54

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for endurance athletes, 14 Dec. 2013
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Got into core training last year after reading Mark Cavendish's autobiography. Was having lower back problems and thought core exercise might help. Well, they did so searched the Internet for more exercises to do. Was training for London Edinburgh London (1400km cycle ride over 4 1/2 days) and was impressed by how much core exercises seemed to help not only with injury protection but also strength on the bike. Came across this book (was recommended on a cycling forum) so purchased Kindle version. It's brilliant. Really In depth and has a good range of workouts for different aspects of cycling training (such as specific workouts to help with climbing or sprinting etc.). Each workout has a rationale and each exercise is simply expalined in words and then again in pictures. Workouts are then placed into plans for 3 ability ranges.

A must buy for the serious endurance athlete, not just cyclists.


Filofax Finsbury Personal Organiser for Paper 81x120mm Pocket Black Ref 025360
Filofax Finsbury Personal Organiser for Paper 81x120mm Pocket Black Ref 025360
Price: £25.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of 80’s nostalgia anyone?, 14 Dec. 2013
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Bought this for 13 year old daughter who is into 80's retro chic. She loves it! Actually quite useful, loads of accessories and add ins to improve functionality. I can well understand why these where such a hit when they originally came out. Well made and a decent size, very pleased with this purchase.


TeckNet® POWER BANK iEP387 7000mAh Lithium Polymer USB External Battery Backup Pack, Mobile Phone Power Pack, High Capacity Portable Battery Charger (Dual 5V 3.1A USB Output) for Apple iPhone 5, iPad mini 2/1, iPad 5/4 (Lightning Cable not Provided), iPhone 4S, iPad 3/2/1; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Note 3/2; HTC One, Sensation, Desire C S X, Wildfire S; Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10; Nokia Lumia 920 800 900 N8; Motorola Razr; LG Optimus; Blackberry Z10; Sony Xperia Z - Black (Only one USB Charging cable included, No AC Charger is included)
TeckNet® POWER BANK iEP387 7000mAh Lithium Polymer USB External Battery Backup Pack, Mobile Phone Power Pack, High Capacity Portable Battery Charger (Dual 5V 3.1A USB Output) for Apple iPhone 5, iPad mini 2/1, iPad 5/4 (Lightning Cable not Provided), iPhone 4S, iPad 3/2/1; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Note 3/2; HTC One, Sensation, Desire C S X, Wildfire S; Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10; Nokia Lumia 920 800 900 N8; Motorola Razr; LG Optimus; Blackberry Z10; Sony Xperia Z - Black (Only one USB Charging cable included, No AC Charger is included)

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 14 Dec. 2013
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had the previous version which I really rated, bought this one for London Edinburgh London cycle ride. Used it to charge my iPhone and keep my Garmin 705 charged and running for 17 hours a day over 4 days. Got back to London and still had a bar of charge left. Considering the Garmin internal battery went flat within 5 miles (forgot to turn Bluetooth off and it tried to pair with every sensor it coukd find, which was hundreds!), it's probably fair to say this battery saved my ride.

It is well made, robust (it survived a couple of heavy downpours protected by nothing more that a flimsy top tube bag) and comes with every end imaginable. Charges from a standard 5w iPhone charger and turns off when not in use.

For cyclists, it will even charge a USB charging light (used it to charge my Blackburn Flea). A great bit of kit.


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