Privacy Policy

Who we are is a personal blog website with the simple aim of sharing experiences, research and discussion with the cycling community. I can be contacted by leaving a comment on any page of this blog.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


This website uses Google Site Kit which includes Google Analytics which is used by millions of websites the world over and it creates a number of anonymised cookies which are stored on your device. These cookies will vary depending on the web browser you are using. Google Analytics helps us learn which sites are directing traffic to us, how people use our site and which web pages they visit including the length of time a user spends on our website. Learn more about Google’s privacy policy. You can also opt out of Google Analytics for all your web browsing.

Google reCaptcha

Google reCAPTCHA software is designed to track user behaviour and interactions on a website for the purposes of determining if the user is a person or a Bot. A Bot is a computer program designed to run automated tasks or scripts on the internet. Whilst many Bots are legitimate eg. Search Engine Bots that scan websites for content for listing in search engines like Google, other Bots are specifically designed to engage in malicious activities eg. break into user accounts, scan the web for contact information for sending spam, denial of service attacks etc. By using Google reCAPTCHA on this website, we are able to detect and reduce the actions of malicious Bots. Please refer to the following links regarding Google reCATPCHA Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Google Adsense

This website display ads using Google Adsense. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to our website and other websites.

Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our website and/or other sites on the internet. You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

When posting comments on Word Press, some Personal data is collected and retained on our site. Some of the information you provide will be displayed publicly with your comment. Any information you provide on comment forms is only collected to meet the operational requirements of Word Press for this website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.