Family and Leisure

Lower gears on a road bike

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I am recovering from a recent heart attack and need to lower the gears on my Specialized Roubaix. Current drivetrain is Shimano 105 with compact double chainset. I’ve looked at the option of using a 10-speed 12–36 cassette with a 9-speed mountain bike mech. Would smaller rings be another possibility? Or a triple chainset? From CTC supporter, John Plant

Bewl Water, Kent

The 12½ mile Round Reservoir Route is open to walkers all year round and to cycles and horses during the drier months. The track passes through beautiful countryside of species rich woodland and meadow and, for part of the route, takes to quiet country lanes to circumnavigate the Nature Reserve

Alice Holt Forest, Hampshire

Whatever your ability there’s something for everyone at Alice Holt. Our 3 mile cycle trail is suitable for both children and adults, offering all the family a chance to explore further into the forest.  Whilst on the trail, why not take a break halfway round at one of our picnic sites or even a short detour to Lodge Pond; definitely not to be missed! This large medieval pond is a wonderful location for relaxing and the variety of bird life there, from great crested grebes, moorhens, herons and mallard ducks amongst many others, will delight bird watchers.

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