The beauty of beer

© Michael Fajardo

If I had a drinking establishment, I’d call it Handle Bar, I thought. So pleased was I with that name, I had a tentative look online to find handlebar trophy mounts, the kind that look like you had hunted a bike like it were a deer and then stuffed it and framed it on the …

Cycling hell or training nirvana?

© Michael Lokner

“Those who travel to mountain tops are half in love with themselves, half in love with oblivion” – Robert Macfarlane, author of The Wild Places. Frost and nerves distort and inflate the expressions of the riders bombing through Richmond Park. Gritting teeth like firemen plunging into collapsing buildings; it’s hard to decide whether that mask …

Recycling China. By bike

© Nick Sinclair

The hectic urban growth of mainland China has been the story of the past fifty years as millions upon millions of rural Chinese continue to leave poverty-stricken lives in the paddy fields for the riches and glamour of the cities. Of course, it doesn’t quite work like that. The riches of the city are only …