C2C Hadrian’s Cycleway – Day 0

Big day tomorrow as it is day 1 of the coast to coast (or sea to sea) Hadrian’s Cycleway ride.  We are starting a few miles into the route and will be riding 151 miles over three days.  I rode what you might call the traditional C2C route in 2019 and had planned to ride … Continue reading C2C Hadrian’s Cycleway – Day 0

Suffolk Sportive

https://youtu.be/rrgeZeo3Ja8 This is the first sportive or organised ride I have been able to do since the London to Southend ride in July.  And what a return to cycling events it was.  Great route, very well signposted and with two nice climbs near the end.  Fantastic weather with a cooling breeze, not strong enough to … Continue reading Suffolk Sportive

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

Plans for 2020

I have kept my ride events plans for 2020 more realistic and have been a bit more selective rather than enter anything and everything I can think of.  Each of the events I have entered for has a different twist. Essex Spring Lambs A sportive I have thought about entering over the years but had … Continue reading Plans for 2020

C2C or Sea to Sea Bike Ride

C2C Route Map Last month I blogged about my plans to cycle the C2C route from the west to east coast of England. Here is a brief record of my trip. Day 1 - The Lake District https://youtu.be/GdrDK-fd4rE I woke up to rain, and, apart from a few sunny spells, it stayed that way for … Continue reading C2C or Sea to Sea Bike Ride

C2C Bike Ride – A bucket list adventure

Very close to the top of my bucket list is to complete the Coast to Coast, or Sea to Sea, bike ride.  The C2C runs for nearly 140 miles across the northern edge of the Lake District from the scenic coast of northwest England through the Northern Lakes and over the Pennines before reaching its … Continue reading C2C Bike Ride – A bucket list adventure

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