The reason why you never forget your first bike

Everyone remembers their first bike – probably more for the adventures they had on it, than the bike itself

All cyclists will remember their first bike with a great fondness. It was usually nothing special in terms of its actually physical being - a bike represents more than being just a bike.

A bike is a gateway to adventure. An instrument of freedom. That's something that cycling can give you at any age, and no matter how long you have been doing it.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.