Tag: bikes

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 donations are almost at…

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…

Things I’ve Learnt Through Cycling

I’ve learnt a lot since taking up cycling. I’ve learnt a lot about the mechanics of a bike, I’ve learnt a lot about the importance of the cake stop, I’ve learnt a lot about the camaraderie between complete strangers that cycling facilitates and I’ve…

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 &…

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…