I organised my thoughts into 6 points(!) which highlight the essential elements of 6Points for me, and why I intend to participate in 6Points twice a year from now on.
Here is a video collage of my ice-cream, Coca Cola and cake tour of western Mallorca, earning and re-earning the jersey (!) I had some company – human, animal and insect – here and there too! Climbs such as Port Valdemossa, Port Canonge, Galilea, Es Grau, Coll n’Esteve, Gramola, Bastide, Coll de Pi feature amongstContinue reading “Cycling the climbs of western Mallorca October 2018”
Advice and suggestions about Mallorca cycling for friends Many others have been there, but I tend to keep useful links available, so here is a slightly incoherent (nothing new there, I hear the wags at the back say, not entirely unjustifiably!) collection of links and information I have collected or found useful or which othersContinue reading “Cycling in Mallorca”
I have heard all sorts of reasons why cycling helmets are unnecessary, undesirable or counter-productive. This article is a rebuttal of some of these extraordinary views. Cushioning an impact RATE of energy transfer is closely related to acceleration (hit by car) or deceleration (as car occupant); a change in velocity over a shorter distance isContinue reading “Cycling helmets”
Looking back at our 6Points ride to the 6 Compass points of both Formentera and Ibiza over the weekend of 4/5/6th October
Here are some bike rides I have enjoyed in the Balearics during the last seven years. I’m looking forward to my first post-pandemic visit in October for the 6Points Ibiza and Formentera, which I last rode in the autumn of 2019, with some additional Mallorca riding before and after. Some of the following rides are on the agenda!
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About me After a career with several organisations, broadly in IT, I now have more time to follow physics (mainly cosmology) and mathematics again, as well as reviving my cycling, and having more time for skiing. As I get older, I’m more relaxed about some things, and less patient with quite a few others! ItContinue reading “About me”
This video is about the Surrey Hills part of my Prudential RideLondon 100 in 2019, taking in Leith Hill and Box Hill. It’s a “director’s cut” from my full ride post at https://www.briansutton.uk/?p=1084. The middle part of the video shows the cycling log-jam on Leith Hill, where we had to stop seven times, losing 10Continue reading “The Surrey Hills in the 2019 Prudential RideLondon 100”
This video is about the Sobremunt climb, especially near the top of the climb which is quite hard to find amongst the various agricultural estates up there – such as the Sobremunt estate itself. My original post on “Sobremunt, the hardest climb in Mallorca” also has a shorter slideshow collage, and a little more aboutContinue reading “A new look at Sobremunt, the hardest climb in Mallorca”