Tag: bicycle

2019 – Year of the Fat Bloke?

It’s that awkward time of the year between Christmas Day and New Year. You know, that time where nobody knows what day it is (aside from those poor few who have to go in to work), BMI is measured in cheese percentage and getting…

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, spirits were high and…

Countdown Is Progressing….

…..you’re old if you catch that pop reference. Today I went to a kids 5th birthday party, the worrying thing for me was that it was my own child’s party. Zac turns 5 tomorrow and I’m not sure how that has happened. To see…

Sunny Sunday Sortie

Well, Sunday was a complete success……almost. I met up with my pals, Al and Chris, as planned and we headed over to Box Hill. It was a warm day (with a fair breeze) and there were a lot of cyclists out and about, enjoying…

New Bike Day!

A few weeks back I wrote a post about now being the best time to buy a new bike because there are a lot of discounts about on 2017 models. This week, I finally took my own advice! I had been looking at the…

Antigua Break Sans Bike

I’ve always been very fortunate to have decent holidays and this February half term is no different. 10 of us, my family and my in laws, have jetted off to Jolly Beach in Antigua for some much needed sunshine. You may think that may…

After The Rains….

I followed up my first ride of 2018 with another one the weekend after. In my experience it’s foolish to try to go too far too soon so I kept the distance to a relatively short 20 miles on roads that I knew well….

We’ll Always Have Paris…..

……but what next for the Fat Blokes On Bikes? It’s actually quite strange to think that it is already a week since we returned from our big cycling adventure. With time to reflect it has dawned on me what we actually managed to achieve,…

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…

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…