Category: London To Paris

Day 5 – The Tour de France

Making this journey had an extra perk seeing as the Tour de France finished in Paris yesterday. Having abandoned our practice of not eating too much before getting on a bike, Adam and I smashed through a multiple course breakfast in our hotel safe…

Thank You!

Recce For Wednesday

As planned, this morning I managed to get out on the bike to do a bit of a recce on part of the route we’ll be taking on Wednesday. I’d planned a 40 mile loop that would include about 18 miles of the London…

P Minus 5

It’s now just 5 days until we leave for Paris and, despite the slight creeping fear and trepidation of what’s in store, I really can’t wait to get going. My packing, on the other hand, does not reflect that eagerness! Watching Le Tour has…

Feeling Very Olympic Today!

Both Adam and I turn 40 this year and, thanks to our lovely wives, our birthday gifts contained an opportunity to get off the road to do a track taster session on the Olympic track at Lea Valley Velodrome It is an incredibly impressive…

A Month In Review

It’s been over a month since I wrote on this blog but a lot has happened in that time and we are hurtling towards our very own D-Day Firstly, Adam and I (plus my future brother in law Ash and my friends Ben &…

My Bike Fit Guide

I’d been told by various people that a professional bike fit was a very worthwhile exercise so, with a long distance in the saddle on the horizon, I decided to book myself in for one. My hope was that the adjustments made would not…

A Love Of Raleigh Bikes

Recently, I finally got around to catching up with a few things on my TiVo box as they were starting to pile up. One thing caught my eye that I had been meaning to watch for some time, Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story.  The…

It’s The Paris Countdown…

De, de, derrrrr, de…… de, de, de, de, derrrrrr! It’s the Paris Countdown! With little over three months to go until Adam and I push off for Paris the scale of the journey we are about to undertake is starting to become very real…

Bike Beans & Back In The Wind

I’d planned a 40 mile ride today, I thought it would be a nice spring outing! What I got was a breezy, blustery day that made 40 miles feel like 60! It was one of those days where you have to battle into headwinds…

Things I Found Out On My Bike

I had a day off on Friday as I had dinner and a comedy show booked for mine and Karen’s 6th wedding anniversary so what better way to spend a lovely spring morning than to go for a ride. The fact that it was…

London Bike Show 2017

Last weekend, Adam and I took ourselves off to the London Bike Show at the ExCel to get some much needed inspiration for our training. While we were obviously most interested in the road aspect of cycling, I think we both came back with…