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About iamiain

Now 40, cycling novice. Conquered London to Paris in 2017, now training for the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 in 2018

Alpecin Cycling Tour of Britain Experience

Last weekend I joined the Alpecin Cycling team for a bit of a leisurely ride in London. On arrival we were given a bag full of official Katusha Alpecin team kit a sized up for our rides for the weekend. … Continue reading

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A Tour To Remember

I’m very excited. There’s not a lot of times in my life where I have said that and genuinely meant it. I’ve been watching the Tour of Britain this week and I have genuinely enjoyed it. Particular highlights for me … Continue reading

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Seeking New Roads…

As the summer threatens to give way to the inevitability of Autumn, then Winter, I start to look towards next year and what ride(s) I can work towards. Though this year is far from over, I always find it is … Continue reading

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Post Ride London Refresh

Ride London was a disappointment, as previously mentioned. The fall, the rain, the closure of the Surrey Hills and (most saddening) the passing of Nigel Buchan-Swanson on Ockley Road. I have just glanced at his Just Giving page and the … Continue reading

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Ride 100 – A Reflection

On Sunday just gone, I stood at the Olympic Park in Stratford with thousands of other cyclists waiting to start the 2018 incarnation of the Prudential Ride London 100 mile sportive. Despite the dullened skies and the ever increasing rain, … Continue reading

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One Week To Go….

Yesterday marked one week to go until the Ride London so a pal of mine, Al (who is also taking part in this year’s ride), and I went on a recce of two of the major climbs on the route, … Continue reading

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Progress Report – An Update

Yesterday, 19th July 2018, marked one year to the day since Adam and I set off for Paris on what turned out to be an amazing journey for both of us, both physically and mentally. That may sound mightily over … Continue reading

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