Back on the road to fitness – an update

At the end of February, I decided to do something to improve my fitness. I had slackened off over winter and those good intentions about training indoors with a turbo trainer and treadmill didn't amount to much. I have type II diabetes and at my last check-up, my HbA1c as way to high. And then … Continue reading Back on the road to fitness – an update

Thursday bimble

click for route Every so often I like to take off on my gravel bike with no destination or route planned. Average speed doesn't matter. With the strange, sometimes stressful, daily pandemic world we live in, that can be a great relief. It is all about riding for the love of it. Just take off … Continue reading Thursday bimble

April stats

Quiet a good month.  A mix of cycling, running and walking.  Mostly indoors due to lockdown.

Virtual -v- Real World Cycling

During the COVID-19 lock-down, I have aimed to do as much as my training indoors as possible.  I have a smart trainer for cycling and a treadmill for running.  I have used various apps for both with my current favourites being Zwift for running and Bkool, the same brand as my trainer, for cycling.  Zwift … Continue reading Virtual -v- Real World Cycling

Cycling during the COVID-19 crisis

Last week I asked the question "is it ok to ride?" and concluded that, so long as it is not a group ride and social distancing is practised then, yes it is ok.   Being a solitary cyclist, neither of these constraints are a problem for me.  Yes, there is a risk that I might … Continue reading Cycling during the COVID-19 crisis

Plans for 2020 – Update

Well, I guess it inevitable with the COVID-19 crisis, rides and events would be cancelled.  It goes without saying that this is the right thing to do.  And now that in the UK were are in an almost lockdown situation, I very much doubt if these will happen at all. So here is the situation … Continue reading Plans for 2020 – Update

Cycling-themed movie playlist

Here is an interesting playlist from Cycling UK.  As they say: Whether you're self-isolating, in quarantine, social-distancing, or just looking for a movie-marathon, grab the popcorn and get comfy, there’s something here for everyone. Here is a link to their list: Get your cycling fix(ie) with our suggested playlist of cycling-themed films IMO, there are … Continue reading Cycling-themed movie playlist