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 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

London to Southend bike ride 2015

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 … Continue reading London to Southend bike ride 2015

South Essex Villages bike ride

What a great day it was today for cycling. Warm sunny weather, slight breeze. Just perfect. And it just so happened that today was also the South Essex Villages bike ride organised by the Rotary Club of Basildon. It was advertised as: A fantastic challenging route for the experienced rider traveling through varying countryside and … Continue reading South Essex Villages bike ride

My bike rides for 2014

I am behind in my ride planning for 2014, but here is what I am hoping to achieve.  I am sure some will fall by the way side, but you have to start somewhere don’t you.  And the more the merrier!I was hoping I could have started the year with the Cambridge to Southend ride.  … Continue reading My bike rides for 2014