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

London to Southend Bike Ride 2011

I made my first post in this blog  just over four years ago primarily to keep track of my progress in training for my first London to Southend bike ride.  Since then it is has rambled on about various things relating to cycling although, selfishly, mainly about my own exploits.  It does seem amazing that… Continue reading London to Southend Bike Ride 2011

BHF London to Southend Bike Ride 2010

Once again I was up at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning eating porridge and getting ready to catch a train to London.  All for the pure joy of taking part in the London to Southend bike ride and cycling back again. The weather this promised to be great cycling weather and indeed it was. … Continue reading BHF London to Southend Bike Ride 2010

London to Southend 2009

So what was I doing up at 5 am on a Sunday morning, eating a large bowl of porridge? Simple. Getting ready to leave for the London to Southend bike ride. As I live near Southend I had to get the train to London and then cycle back again. The London to Southend is my… Continue reading London to Southend 2009

London to Southend 2008

Do you ever have one of those days when the gods seem to conspire against you and something you had planned to do, you begin to wonder if it's such a good idea after all? Well, today was one of those days. It all began yesterday when we went to a BBQ. Rather than sticking… Continue reading London to Southend 2008

The Big Day

It was up with the larks at 5.00 to catch the train to London. I didn't need to be at the station until 6.20 but had to catch a train from home to Southend to catch the train to London - if that makes sense! Got to the Southend station at 6.00 only to find… Continue reading The Big Day