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As a keen mountain biker for many years, I started the ball rolling in January 2018 with Bicycle Nuts, a retail business supplying popular and innovative cycling accessories and components to fellow riders.

Where am I with Bicycle Nuts at the moment?

There are an ever growing number of carefully selected products in the Bicycle Nuts Shop, many of which I personally try and test. In addition to the Shop there will soon be a standalone Bicycle Nuts web store, and going forwards I hope to one day open a Bricks and Mortar store. Watch this space!

My cycling history

First off, I’ve been mountain biking since the late 80’s, so expect to see some MTB related content in my blog, starting with a review of my current bike.

My introduction into mountain biking was a Marin Muirwoods which was given to me for my 15th birthday. After the Marin was a Trek 830 which saw me through several cross-country  races in the early 90’s, which I actually did pretty well in considering the 830 was rigid. After my racing stint I brought myself a Trek 930 in 97 and that kept me happy for 10 whole years before I eventually sold it on to a mate who in turn sold it again some years later. Rumour has it my old 930 is still being ridden to this day. Jumping forwards in time I now ride a Voodoo Bizango, and that is the bike I will be reviewing in my first post.

Before I discovered mounting biking I did dabble a little bit with road bikes, but alas that was short lived as I just couldn’t keep away from the dirt.

There was of course my childhood. If you, like me, are of a certain age, then you too may have owned some the following bikes: Chopper, Grifter, Raleigh Burner and perhaps even a Falcon Prostyler, happy days! I did recently manage to persuade my nephew to let me have a go on his BMX, after all its only been 30 years since I last rode one. Whoa, BMX’s sure are easy to chuck about when your all grown up. Before long I was popping Wheelies and Bunny Hops just like the old days, however for the sake of my face I avoided Endo’s.

Please can I now have a BMX!