If you're looking for something to keep you occupied on Thursday night and you're down Southampton way then head over to the University and get yourself a seat at the cycling club's speaker's night. It'll only cost you a few quid and there's some great stories to be told.
Mike Cotty will need no introduction to many of you. A veteran of some gruelling ultradistance alpine challenges and a former South Downs Double record holder, Mike's new venture The Col Collective aims to inspire riders to tackle the mountains.
Garth Kruger is the owner of Vankru Cycling and is a renowned Retul Master bike fitter. He uses his vast knowledge of cycling to make sure people get the most out of their bikes and themselves.
And of course, there's road.cc's own Liam Glen. He spent most of last year riding for Terra Safety Shoes in Belgium, and it's fair to say he came out of it with plenty of stories. And a broken femur. If you want to know what life is like at the bottom of the pro cycling food chain, he's the man to tell you.
If that sounds like an interesting evening, then get yourself a ticket; there are still some available. Here are the details:
Thursday 6th of November doors open at 19:00
Building 65, Room 1133, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BF
General Admission: £4 Concession £2
Ticket Sales: http://boxoffice.susu.org/view/92/groups-events
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.