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

Up that hill!

https://youtu.be/iiNdaGALPDw North Hill is very well known to cyclists in the area.  But, to be honest, it is one that I hadn’t climbed before today and has always planned routes going down it!  I also fancied a long ride out, so I reversed a route I have done several times before.  There is also another … Continue reading Up that hill!

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

Cold and windy

https://youtu.be/bTEKZyH3UcE It was so frustrating today. Great sunshine all week and then Sunday morning, cloudy, cold and a 19 mile an hour wind bringing the temperature down to 3.3oC (or 38oF in old money). I abandoned the ride I had planned and opted for a couple of training loops instead. This is becoming something of … Continue reading Cold and windy

Cathedrals cycle route challenge

This Bike Week 2021 is running from 30 May to 5 June.  Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling and how brilliant it is.  During bike week, Cycling UK will be launching what looks to be an exciting challenge.  The Cathedrals Cycle Route. This is a 2,000 mile route … Continue reading Cathedrals cycle route challenge

First epic ride of the year

https://youtu.be/_hADQrWmvHY It is now the end of March, and it was about time I got my first long-distance ride in. What started out to be a 52-mile ride ended up as a 60-mile ride. I was kicking myself when I checked the km as I was 3km short of a metric ton. Ah well, that … Continue reading First epic ride of the year

Target – 5,000 miles before the end of the 2021

Playing catch-up So here’s this year’s challenge courtesy of Cycling Weekly.  The #CW5000 which is to cycle 5,000 miles in a year.  Ell, it should have been in a year but as I have only just seen this, I have a bit of catching up to do.  5,000 miles breaks down to just 13.7 miles … Continue reading Target – 5,000 miles before the end of the 2021