Random jibber jabber about this & that...
gutted for you mate
Just can't find my flamin form... that said I've been on the turbo two days in a row!
As Gaz said - gutted for you!
Hello Peter, I found your blog looking about the internet for a place to buy a bike sturdy enough for a big fella!Your blog is inspiring stuff.I've dropped from 30st to 23st in 18 months just through change in diet and walking, now I'm that bit more healthier & confident I'm looking at taking up cycling.Would you be able to recommend the best places to shop around for bikes sturdy enough?Thanks,Andy
Andrew at that weight I bought a mountain bike to I got down to 17st. I'd go into Halfords and buy a GT. Cheap but strong and up for the task. They also look the part. Talking of Halfords I hear there is good offers on the Boardman range which are a cracking bike but with a higher price tag.You could also but a cyclocross bike Specialiased do a cracker! They are kind of a cross between a mountain bike and a road bike and built to take a lot of abuse. Leave another message with any question you like the matter how daft you may think it is. ;-)Good luck!
When I started cycling just short of 21 stone I was also worried about bikes not being able to put up with my weight. I bought the strongest mountain bike I could find but I now realise that was not necessary. Any decent mountain bike (£400+) will be good enough for a >20st person. The main considerations are the forks and wheels. Mountain bike tyres give a good amount of suspension to the wheel and should stop them from buckling under the weight.
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