As my regular blog readers will know by now I am not based in the UK, so it will come to no surpise to you that I have lost touch of what are the right races to take part in on my return to the UK.
For the weekend of 15th and 16th July there will be a buzz and smell of 2-stroke in the air around Blakemere Village as scooter enthusiasts in their thousands will flock to the Mid Cheshire Scooter Rally.
You don’t have to look far to see that Electric Cycles or E Bikes and Pedelecs as they are also known are having an ever increasing position on the cycle market, their popularity is growing, they are evolving and becoming even more desirable.
A brilliant way to mix it up road bike training is to jump on a mountain bike, variety is the spice of life as the saying goes and what better way is there than keeping on two wheels but tackling different terrains than mountain biking!
So the British summer looks finally to be on it's way, you're going to be using your scooter more than ever (all season riders aside of course), but you want to enjoy it rather than scootering being a chore.
We can read all the magazines, ask various fellow athletes for advice, which of course are all important, but the key is to know how your body functions - only you truly know.
Ride to Work Week 2016 is on between Monday 20th and Sunday 26th June.