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A New Nemesis

Those who have read this blog before will have heard me mention the ‘Nasty Little Rise’. It is a Strava segment that I encounter on pretty much every ride from my house if I turn right at the end of my road rather than…

These Were Taken A Year Apart….

I think we can safely say that I’ve got a bit fitter, but also a bit older!  

Fat Blokes In The Press

Those lovely people at the Rainbow Trust have been busy on the PR front. Our story appeared in several local papers and their websites over the past few days It’s great to know that what we’ve done can reach beyond the money that we…

A New Addition To The Club

When we left for Paris it was with some trepidation due to my wife being 8 months pregnant. I would never have said it but I was almost certain that my new son or daughter was going to arrive while I was halfway across…

Day 4 – The Road To Paris

We set off fairly early yesterday morning for the final leg of our mini tour, leaving our hotel in Beauvais at around 7:15am. As soon as we stepped foot out of the door it started to rain so rain coverings were donned and we…

Day 2 And Day 3

I’m writing this from a hotel room in Beauvais at the end of our third day. ‘Where’s day 2?’ I hear you cry. Well, I’ll tell you. Day two was horrific, il pleut…..a lot! I was soaked through at lunchtime and really not loving…

Day 1 In The Books!

So we’re finally in a hotel room somewhere in Calais. After starting out from Crystal Palace at about 7:30am this morning, we wound our way out of London and down through the Kent countryside towards the sea. About 9 hours and 90 miles later,…

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…

A plea for monies

A pause for thought on Walton Bridge this morning!

A pause to reflect

We have a little over a week until our trip to Paris starts – and I am looking forward to it. Not least with a little trepidation, there is always more training and preparation that could have been done. I know that it will…

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…

A Zwift Tour

The weather recently has been pretty horrible and that, coupled with a shortage of time, has meant that not many miles have been covered on my bike. I have a turbo trainer that lives in my shed and have been doing some HIIT workouts…