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

Rides for 2013

So here are my initial thoughts on rides for 2013: 23 March, 75 miles – Cambridge to Southend 19 May, 75 miles - Wiggle Essex Explorer 9 June, 100 miles – Orchid Cycle Essex 16 June, 60 miles - Essex County 23 June, 60 miles – Essex Countryside 21 July, 54 miles – London to … Continue reading Rides for 2013

Time to get back in the saddle

It seemed like forever since I wrote anything on this blog.  Then I checked the date of the last post and realised it was It seemed like forever since I had a decent ride out on my bike (I don’t count the 30 minute commute on a Boris bike as a decent ride).  Then I … Continue reading Time to get back in the saddle

Southend Bikeathon 2011

A quick mention for a great end of season sponsored ride.  And one that is dear to my heart as it was the first sponsored ride I did when I got back in cycling several years ago.  As you will see from the photographs, this is not a ride I use my road bike for, … Continue reading Southend Bikeathon 2011

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

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)