Back on the road to fitness week 2

Step Down Intervals The main work here is a long descending ladder that starts out above threshold and steps down in progressively longer intervals.  A nice intro to week 2 Low Cadence Intervals An so, another round of low cadence intervals.  I struggled with these during prep week but got on ok with them today. … Continue reading Back on the road to fitness week 2

Back on the road to fitness – baseline

It just struck me that it would be useful if I checked if all this training has made a difference.  I will do an FTP test at the end and to check progress as I go, I will ride each of the free rides at the same cadence to see how the average watts and … Continue reading Back on the road to fitness – baseline

The joy of cycling part 2

I’ve blogged before about forgetting about all the trappings that we love to surround ourselves with and just getting out on the bike and riding for the sheer joy of it.  Today was one of those days.  I had planned a ride out on the road bike but, because of strong winds, decided on an … Continue reading The joy of cycling part 2

Lorries face London ban ‘to protect cyclists’

The headline for this article on the BBC news website is not quite correct as "The mayor's office said that over the past two years HGVs were involved in 23% of pedestrian fatalities and 58% of cyclist deaths in London, despite accounting for just 4% of the miles driven in the city." It is very … Continue reading Lorries face London ban ‘to protect cyclists’

Motorists face prosecution for driving too close to cyclists

West Midlands Police target cycle ‘close pass’ drivers in UK policing first From West Midlands Police website Cycling groups have praised West Midlands Police for becoming the first force in the country to proactively target "close pass" drivers who endanger riders. Rules of the road stipulate motorists should give cyclists at least the same space as … Continue reading Motorists face prosecution for driving too close to cyclists

Leave three feet when passing a cyclist?

The toughest ride I’ve ever done

Today I did the toughest ride that I have ever done.  It was tougher than the first sponsored ride that I did which knocked me for six.  It was tougher than my 100 miles to nowhere ride.  And this one was less than 40 miles.  It was the London to Southend off road. This route … Continue reading The toughest ride I’ve ever done