Everyone rides for different reasons. Health, sport, fitness, to compete or just plain old getting from A to B. But I bet that everyone who rides shares at least one thing – sitting on a bike is a great place to think. The simple act of keeping the wheels turning is the kind of repetitive physical mantra that frees the mind. On a crisp autumn morning I always find my brain works better, especially in Devon. I’ve written many reviews in my head while riding. I’ve hatched schemes, cooked up wheezes and had the occasional flash of real inspiration. Whether they all came to something doesn’t really matter. The important thing is that I had them in the first place. And that’s why I love riding so much.