Hello all, I have decided to move the blog to dedicated hosting, and your subscriptions will be coming along with me. While my email subscribers will continue to receive email notifications of new posts as before, WordPress.com followers will only see new posts in the Reader. So, you will not receive email updates unless you […]
Read More A note to my followers – site move.
The wind howled angrily and with purpose into my left side as the aerobars whistled their ghostly tune.
Read More 8. The Road to Hull
With 70km to go, the only good points on offer from the rain were a) it was good training for foul weather in the TCR, and, b) I got to try out that hideously expensive waterproof jacket I bought recently.
Read More 7. Beyond 200
My packing strategy wasn’t looking good for my plans to do the Transcontinental Race, where people hack their toothbrushes in half, just to save a bit of weight and room.
Read More 6. In the beginning, there was Audax
There was much faffing to be done with the Garmin, since I hadn’t put the maps on it before leaving. Who knows why; I mean, why didn’t I do it? The cottage had no WiFi, and only a tiny bit of 3G if you stood in the right spot, with the moon in the right place, etc.
Read More 5. Elevation
“Got to get the miles in”, I thought. “On longer, multi-day rides, I’m not going to have the luxury of choosing nice weather, and what if I get ill?” “Need to get it done, need to stop thinking of the 600cc motorcycle only a few yards away.”
Read More 4. Rule #9
It was November in 2016, so just over a year ago at the time of writing this when I got bitten by the ultra-distance cycling bug, after stumbling across a post on a cycling forum called CycleChat, that I have used a lot over the years.
Read More 3. How I got into long distance cycling
You will get close-passed, sworn at, threatened, and if you’re not careful, worse. Hop on a bike and ride the roads through one of the busiest cities in the world and you give up your right to be treated as a human being – suddenly, you’re the enemy.
Read More 2. The Commute
I remember the freedom the bike gave me, it was just such a huge, unexpected freedom – I really thought I could go anywhere on my bike. I spent many hot summer days as a kid, out exploring on my bike.
Read More 1. How I got into Cycling
I have never really been competitive, I smoked cigarettes for nearly 30 years, I can’t navigate very well, I panic when things don’t go to plan, I worry a lot, I’m your average bloke.
Read More About