Monthly Archives: March 2015


Tommy Godwin – British Hero

Whilst this site is primarily focused on mountain bikes we do admire road riders, and none as much as we admire Tommy Godwin, holder of the one year time trial record. The man Thomas “Tommy” Edward Godwin was born in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent on the 5th June 1912. His childhood was […]


Cleland Cycles

Reproduced here with the kind permission of Graham Wallace, originally published here: https://clelandcycles.wordpress.com/history/ The Chiltern Hills cover an area of natural beauty less than forty miles north-west of London, England. Geoff Apps spent his teenage years growing up there and developed a love for being at one with nature whilst […]


Geoff Apps

Geoff Cleland Apps was born in 1949 and grew up near the Chiltern Hills, where he cycled in the woods. Later he switched to motorcycle trails with the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU). However he was unhappy with the noise and environmental impact of motorcycles so began to modify conventional road bicycles […]