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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).

 

Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.