I haven't ridden over 200km since my aborted E-W record attempt at the end of April. It's something that's niggling away at me, so time for some real talk about why I'm struggling to ride long. Start at the start Riding a bike, for me, was born from a time in my life when I … Continue reading (Not) going long
The idea What are Bank Holidays for if not for riding bikes?! What's more, it will be a completely child free one for me (ok, that's twinged with a bit of sadness too). So positively, I wanted to get out on the bike with a purpose and do something a bit more interesting than just … Continue reading Tour de Chiltern Velo
Over the last few years I've taken on some big distances on the turbo trainer, from racing at vWTTC and vRevolve24 to the Knighthood challenge on Sufferfest. I'd like to think I know what it’s like to suffer on the turbo trainer. The current weather in the UK at least means a lot of us … Continue reading Top Tips for Turbo & Indoor Training
What is it? If you don't know about them, the 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships (WTTC) are held every November in Borrego Springs, a quiet Southern California resort community. The riders set out to complete many miles as possible in 6, 12 or 24 hours and determine who is the fastest in the world, … Continue reading 3HR vWTTC of FulGaz
Before I head in to my first event of 2022, I wanted to get in a little round up of 2021. Well, the first half of it at least. So read on in this new blog...
This isn't a sponsored blog, as using the Glucose Monitoring Unit is something I've wanted to trial for a while now, particularly as I prepare for Race Across America. So I bit the bullet, purchased and as such here is a bit more about the what, why's and my conclusions after a month of using … Continue reading Review: Supersapiens Glucose Monitoring System
When motivation get's a bit low I always find taking some time to reflect and refocus in order to help bring that spark back. So, to start with a bit of refocusing I thought I'd share my plans for next year and the lead up to Race Across America in June.
As part of my Road to RAAM 22 I've cycled a few miles now in my relatively short ultra-distance cycling career. Along the way I've had some learning experiences and I want to share more of those and hopefully help people on their own journey. I wanted to start this blog with a point I … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve learnt in ultra-distance cycling
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts Winston Churchill 2 years ago this week I was part of team who tried to #RunThePeaks - a 450 mile non-stop relay between the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales. After 200 miles, just before ascending the … Continue reading Failure & the art of self-reflection
I like to ask the really pointless questions, by and large it's how all of my challenges start life, with the question "Could I [insert ridiculousness]?" This time, with the countdown well and truly ticking for Race Across America next year, the question that struck me was "Could I go further indoors or outdoors?"...and so … Continue reading Indoors vs Outdoors – a 24hr Challenge