An Epic Ride

Thursday 8th October 2020. A day I will remember for an epic ride out in the Dales that won't be repeated for some time. No speed records would be broken but neither would my will. It took true grit to get round over all 11 climbs, including suffering chronic cramp climbing the last 4. The... Continue Reading →

Swollen September

So September was pretty steady. I even had an easy final week but I suppose as the weather turns on October the real work starts now. Only 5 Zwift rides in September. I expect this to increase! As I type it is pouring down meaning the usual Saturday ride is off. We are nearly 1,000... Continue Reading →

3,000 For The Year… Done!

It gives me great pleasure to strike off my main target of the year! After 260 days I have officially recorded 3,020 miles on Strava. My previous annual best was 2,255 miles back in 2015 and I was hoping to build on this but but for some reason from that point my annual totals went... Continue Reading →

Cat C Upgrade

So the day arrived... I got upgraded from Cat D to Cat C and the gravy train of podiums (24) and wins (15) is now over.It was coming. It's been coming for a couple of months but the last series that I raced in D didn't have the opposition to push me to break the... Continue Reading →

August

Biggest month yet! 501 miles! Very happy with that. Not sure why I did so much but I enjoyed it. Another bonus is being so far ahead of pace. This translates to a predicted year end of nearly 5,000 miles. To get anywhere near to that would be amazing. I'll have to keep an eye... Continue Reading →

Ticking over in July

Drum roll... 438 miles! A bit down on June but still a decent amount of miles to keep the clock ticking over! And as I have completed more miles that target I am now even further ahead of target: My previous highest annual cycling total was 2,255 miles. It looks that this will be surpassed... Continue Reading →

Forgotten June

Had a great June, probably too busy cycling to write about it! ┬áSo this will be brief - normal service to be resumed at the end of July. Still not 100% health wise. I'm having the odd bouts of dizziness and phlegm but thankfully it isn't affecting my cycling. So June... 481 miles! My best... Continue Reading →

Covid Live Blog

25 June 2020 Prior to Lockdown On March 21st 2020, prior to England entering any sort of Covid-19 lockdown I wrote a blog post about my feelings that Boris Johnson was moving far too slowly with lockdown. If I start venting on here about something it means I'm concerned. Now I was really concerned about... Continue Reading →

MayAsWell

Quite happy with May. I've this last week started to feel normal again but I'm getting fatter, I know I am, I'm eating chocolate like it's going out of fashion as I've finally given up vaping. I gave up on the 18th May as my chest was getting quite bad and it seemed very silly... Continue Reading →

April… Cool

April is a mixed but kinda successful bag. The illness that's been dragging on didn't want to shift so I finally called the doctor. Turns out I've had some kind of virus that ended up as a chest infection. Anyway, a course of antibiotics a couple of weeks into April sorted me right out and... Continue Reading →

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