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Digital postcards from the road

January 30, 2019

There’s something that draws me to the south Pembrokeshire coast, in particular the few metres of tarmac that run parallel to the shore south of Newgale. Protected from the onslaught of the sea by a simple mound of pebbles (I’m guessing there may be more to it than this), it has such a tangible connection with nature, the planet, lying within touching distance of the waves. On each of the three occasions I’ve been fortunate enough to pedal this path the weather has been harsh though, the wind has been howling and the sky filled with varying amounts of precipitation. Battling along this short, pan flat road you can taste the sea as the wind blows the salty water inland. Filling the air with a fine mist the envelopes you as heading south you begin to rise from the shore on the climb up Black Cliff. With every meter gained the view out across the water improves and it’s all but impossible not to stop, to halt your climb, tired or not, and simply soak up the beauty of your surroundings.


January 22, 2019

As you may have noticed in my rides and if you follow me on Twitter and Instagram I have been particularly well dressed as of late thanks to the amazing support I have been given by Assos. Signing me up to their ambassador program and sending me a whole box of winter clothes has been nothing short of a dream come true, and I mean that.

Back in the early ‘90’s, looking through copies of Cycling Weekly there was one logo on permanent display at the front of races, the bold, graphic A of Assos. Most club kit back then was limited to a jersey and that’s it, you either provided your own shorts or I guess if you were good enough you had them bought for you and the best always wore Assos. From Paul Curran to Pete Longbottom, from Steve Farrell to Joey McLoughlin they all had that magic A on their shorts and naturally I wanted a pair.

Assos shorts however were not cheap, they would need to be saved for so saved I did. I’d go into Castle Cycles in Newark each lunch time to just feel the qualit...

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