It was that time of the year again. Time to get up with the sparrows, eat the obligatory bowl of porridge and then catch the train to London for the sheer pleasure of cycling back to Southend. That was also the raison d’etre for this blog back when I first did the ride back in 2007. For […]
A great day out. Well organised ride through the country lanes of Essex. Getting out of London is not so pleasant but once you are clear of the metropolis, this is a truly enjoyable ride with great train links back to London. If you do the ride, why not stay awhile for fish and chips. […]
I made my first post in this blog just over four years ago primarily to keep track of my progress in training for my first London to Southend bike ride. Since then it is has rambled on about various things relating to cycling although, selfishly, mainly about my own exploits. It does seem amazing that […]
I have searched every weather forecast on the web and they all say the same thing, wet and windy (it will be a crosswind with a slight tailwind rather than headwind which helps a bit). So it’s out with the waterproof and arm warmers. Am I mad? Maybe. But I love this ride and wouldn’t miss it for the world.
With it being a beautiful Sunday morning and having just got my bike back from the bike shop with a new bottom bracket and tyres, a long ride was inevitable. And I am pretty pleased at having notched up 50 miles at an average moving speed of 15.3 mph. Bring on the London to Southend bike ride next […]
Once again I was up at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning eating porridge and getting ready to catch a train to London. All for the pure joy of taking part in the London to Southend bike ride and cycling back again. The weather this promised to be great cycling weather and indeed it was. […]
So what was I doing up at 5 am on a Sunday morning, eating a large bowl of porridge? Simple. Getting ready to leave for the London to Southend bike ride. As I live near Southend I had to get the train to London and then cycle back again. The London to Southend is my […]