Essex Cycle Orchid 2013

I was up at the allotted hour to get ready for the Essex Orchid 2013, a 74 mile ride through the villages of Essex to raise money for the male cancer charity.  I should have gone back to bed! I was reading an article the other day which listed the 10 things to do to … Continue reading Essex Cycle Orchid 2013

Life just does not get much better than this.

I was up with the larks this morning duly eating my porridge before setting out for the Orchid Essex bike ride.  The weather forecast was not good and I was expecting to get wet before I finished.  The sun was shining when I left the house at 7:00 am and it still looked pretty good … Continue reading Life just does not get much better than this.

Quite Excited (Understatement)

The training is done, my bike has been cleaned and serviced.  All I need now is an early night and a bowl full of porridge at 6:30 in the morning and I’ll be ready for the off.  Off for what?  Why to cycle 75 miles for the Orchid cancer charity that’s what. This is the … Continue reading Quite Excited (Understatement)

Essex Orchid 2010

Another fantastic Essex Orchid event and thank you to Essex Roads for doing such a great job organising it.  The marshalling was excellent as usual, there was free water as well as bananas and really tasty snack bars (must buy some of them). This is one of my favourite events of the year, second only … Continue reading Essex Orchid 2010

This will be fun

So now there is a severe weather warning in place for the Essex Countryside ride.  Sixty miles in torrential rain and wind? Will I, won't?  Probably will!

Sunday’s ride looks doubtful

Well yes maybe I could be said to be a bit of a fair weather cyclist, but it looks very much like I am going to give the Essex Countryside ride on Sunday a miss.  Much as I love cycling pretty much more then anything else, I don’t fancy riding 60 miles in this: I … Continue reading Sunday’s ride looks doubtful