Tag: training

The Countdown Is On!

5 days ago I, randomly, spotted a post from Evans Cycles in my news feed on Facebook, it told me that there were 100 days until the Prudential Ride 100. The shock of that information led me to sharing it on Instagram. 100 days?…

One Week On Tarmac

I’ve had my bike a little over a week, yet I’ve instantly seen dramatic improvements that come with a switch to a bike with a better specification. I went out on the Sunday with my pal Ben (a veteran of the Etape du Tour)…

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…

Taming The Beast

The weather forecast was right. The Beast From The East did pay a visit to Blighty and it did cause the chaos and disruption that was promised. Anyone who has spent any time in the UK will know we are rubbish at dealing with…

I’m Official!

I’d been itching to get back out on my bike since we got back from holiday so I braved the cold weather on Saturday morning and went for a short, 20 mile ride. It was an absolutely stunning morning, the neck tube/winter cap/toe covers…

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…

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…

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….

Same Bike, A Bit Fatter!

A lot has happened since I last updated this blog of ours. For one, that newborn baby isn’t so ‘newborn’ anymore, he’s four months old (feels like he’s been around for ages!) and sleep patterns are finally getting back to some kind of normality….

The Next Target Is Locked!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I had watched the Prudential Ride London and really fancied giving it a crack next year. It’s a lovely, but challenging route that takes in some of the best cycling roads in South London and Surrey. As…

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…