Training for Ride London-Essex 100

The Ride London 100 takes place on 29 May. I have been umming and ahhing about what training plan to use. The official plan is rather vague on the various workouts. So I decided to opt the for Zwift Gran Fondo plan. This has an endurance ride each week, so I'll do that in the … Continue reading Training for Ride London-Essex 100

Tour de Zwift 2022

Probably only of interest to me, but here is a diary of my Tour de Zwift 2020 campaign Stage 1 Flat is Fast Stage 2 Mountain Madness Stage 3 Round and Round Stage 4 Let's Get Dirty! Stage 5 Urban Delight To be continued...

Bike Rides Planned for 2022

15 MayRide for Helen29 MayRide London Essex 10010 - 11 JunNightrider12 JunTour' Essex ?17 JulLondon to Southend27 JulAround the Isle of Wight4 SepRide Essex Dirty3 OctWare's Essex6 NovEssex Season Ender

A New Year a new ride

https://youtu.be/ugsYEbfnZxo It has been far too long since I last rode my bike.  It is all far too easy to fall for the lure of the sofa in winter when it is cold, raining and windy outside.  Today was a very mild and sunny winter morning, if breezy.  It turns out that today was the … Continue reading A New Year a new ride

Never think twice about a bike service

Have you ever wondered if a bike service is worth the money?  Have you ever thought your bike will be fine if you keep it clean and lube the chain occasionally?  Well, think again. A few years back, I had a bad experience with a bike service.  I paid for what should have been a … Continue reading Never think twice about a bike service

Lost Lanes #25 The Joy of Essex

https://youtu.be/Wsgh8QEMsFI Today’s route is in the northeast of Essex.  The day’s themes are picturesque villages, windmills and quiet lanes lined with rare wildflowers.  It is a 38 mile (62km) circular route with a total ascent of 243 meters.  It is mainly along country lanes, although there are some short sections of B roads. Komoot: http://www.komoot.com/collection/1302724/-lost-lanes-rides

Lost lanes # 23 empty Essex

https://youtu.be/XV_A7VDwR1I Another great ride from Jack Thurston's Lost Lanes book.