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

London to Southend 2021

https://youtu.be/4ZkwI5vf8DM I was so excited that the London to Southend bike ride was back this year after its brief hiatus because of the pandemic.  I have ridden it every year since 2007, except for 2019. Unfortunately, it had had to be rearranged twice this year for various reasons – one being the tail end of … Continue reading London to Southend 2021

Ride Essex 2021

https://youtu.be/ACUdO5gdZqA What a fantastic ride this was.  The route was brilliant, very well designed, mainly going through quiet country lanes.  It was very well signposted, and the GPX file was faithful to the route.  The feed stations had a tasty selection of snacks and drinks.  It’s always great to get a coffee on a ride. … Continue reading Ride Essex 2021

C2C Hadrian’s Cycleway – The Ride

https://youtu.be/l6ZQhZFCH58 No words, just the video. Strava: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

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