Inspiration

What inspires you to ride? What makes you push the pedals, even when conditions are tough, and your legs hurt?

For many, it is a mix of freedom and excitement. The space to think, coupled with the thrill of completing new challenges.

On this page, you will find links to articles that have inspired Life In The Saddle. Hopefully some of them will inspire you...

Season Highlights - The Ride : 'A Final Climb' - The final day of the#7Countries7Passes tour. One of the most challenging and dramatic days in the saddle to date.

5 Top Tips for Isle of Wight Cycling - How to make the most of the beautiful cycling on offer on the Isle of Wight.

The #5MaratonasChallenge - A self-made challenge, to ride the five historic routes of the Maratona dles Dolomites, over five consecutive days. Beauty and the beast, in the Italian mountains.

#7Countries7Passes Kit Preparation - The Final Selection - The ultimate lightweight adventure set-up.

Book Review - 'Ventoux' - Love, Life, Death, and Cycling. This is one of the most interesting cycling books out there. Read the review.

'Getting 'Cross' - What is cyclocross? Why might it add more interest and diversity to your riding?

Photo Blog: The Festive500 CX - 500 miles off-road on a CX bike, between Christmas and New Year's Eve.

The Game Theory of The Breakaway - With a degree in Economics, game theory has always been a fascinating topic. How can you apply it to cycling though?

The Hansen's Cykelløb - Ice Cream, Gravel and Good Friends. Racing in Denmark.

The St. Boniface Down Everesting - 8,848 metres of climbing in one ride; to help raise awareness for children's cancer.




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