Tag: cycling

Lessons In Lockdown, Part II

Working from home has had its pros and cons, but one of the biggest advantages has been the time that has become available to exercise. I was used to getting up early on a Tuesday and Thursday to do a Zwift workout before heading…

A L’Année Prochaine!

As guidelines have changed recently around who you can meet and where, Ben and I decided to meet up for a ride this Sunday just gone. It is the first time that I’ve ridden with anybody since the original lockdown period started back in…

Lessons In Lockdown

This is a cycling blog first and foremost but, occasionally, I’ll indulge myself by delving into something completely different so please bear with me! Over the course of the last 12 weeks or so, my personal social media channels have been awash with friends…

A Very Different Group Ride

I’ve always had my routine where cycling is concerned, my week usually consists of Zwift SST training twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:30am, then a long ride on a Sunday. It suits my life and the other responsibilities that I…

A Bike, The Brain And An Abundance Of Pain

Last week was mental health awareness week in the UK. Though I have never suffered the extremes that someone with severe mental health problems can experience, I am all too aware that every fluctuation from the ‘normal’ trajectory of life, however small, can knock…

Life After Lockdown

As some of our European friends get their first taste of the outdoors in many weeks I guess it was inevitable that my mind should start to consider what life will be like post lockdown, from the children returning to schools to my own…

Power Play

So I think it’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t exactly gone according to plan, correct? To date this year I’ve had a holiday to Cyprus cancelled, the Giro has been ‘postponed’ as has the Etape du Tour (unlikely they will go ahead this…

Strange Days

I’m sitting here looking out of my lounge window. Not that strange in itself but I’m currently sitting at my dining room table, pretending to work from home. While the Covid-19 pandemic was gathering pace around the globe we were right in the middle…

See You On The Other Side…..

The ever worsening situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus has been the main story for every news broadcast, paper and online media platform. We’ve seen incredibly sad images from around the globe of people losing their lives to this aggressive virus. It came as no…

Kick(r) In The Pants

So the weather has been good enough recently for me not to have to retreat to the shed of doom, however this morning delivered a whole lot of mist and a realisation that I’m not so good at remembering to charge my bike lights….