I'm a fair weather cyclist - and I'm not ashamed

I may have less grinta, but at least I've always got a grin when I ride

Cyclist taking a break in the countryside
(Image credit: Getty Images)

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At last, the sun is out. I'm sure you've seen the forecasts. You probably waved your phone at your friend, like I did, smiling in disbelief at the numbers on the screen. Temperatures in the UK this week are expected to stay above 20 degrees. Time to ride, at last. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.