The sun is shining but the scouring easterly means the whippet demands to be taken home after a couple of laps around a cocker spaniel… she didn't even bother to turn the afterburners on.

So I take the Orbea Onix out for a final quick blat across the top of Bath. Good short ride even if I did have to do it with the odd combination of one road shoe and one trainer – cos I left the other shoe in the office. It wasn't a problem, but when only one side is pulling up you really notice how much extra benefit you get from a clipless pedal.

Return from ride duly 'scoured' by the wind… dog pleased to see me (ish).


Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.