Sometimes it's not the bike that goes wrong

Amid the excitement generated this week by the start of the Tour of Britain, the Bike Show at the NEC and numerous other events going on this weekend and next, our creative department has been grounded from any form of riding for eight weeks. This comes as a massive blow but, by taking positives from this situation, drawing from the experiences of the greats of the past, has proved inspiring. The focus now is about getting fit and back on the bike, setting targets for the new year, having something to aim at.

We strangely forget that bikes don't move of their own accord, they don't go anywhere without someone to propel them. If, for whatever reason, this energy source goes wrong, bikes become static objects.