Training for Ride London-Essex 100

The Ride London 100 takes place on 29 May. I have been umming and ahhing about what training plan to use. The official plan is rather vague on the various workouts. So I decided to opt the for Zwift Gran Fondo plan. This has an endurance ride each week, so I'll do that in the … Continue reading Training for Ride London-Essex 100

Tour de Zwift 2022

Probably only of interest to me, but here is a diary of my Tour de Zwift 2020 campaign Stage 1 Flat is Fast Stage 2 Mountain Madness Stage 3 Round and Round Stage 4 Let's Get Dirty! Stage 5 Urban Delight To be continued...

A New Year a new ride

https://youtu.be/ugsYEbfnZxo It has been far too long since I last rode my bike.  It is all far too easy to fall for the lure of the sofa in winter when it is cold, raining and windy outside.  Today was a very mild and sunny winter morning, if breezy.  It turns out that today was the … Continue reading A New Year a new ride

5k run after a three month break

https://youtu.be/RkAOnME-AaQ Having not run since the end of July, for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to run 5k today.

Lost Lanes #25 The Joy of Essex

https://youtu.be/Wsgh8QEMsFI Today’s route is in the northeast of Essex.  The day’s themes are picturesque villages, windmills and quiet lanes lined with rare wildflowers.  It is a 38 mile (62km) circular route with a total ascent of 243 meters.  It is mainly along country lanes, although there are some short sections of B roads. Komoot: http://www.komoot.com/collection/1302724/-lost-lanes-rides

London to Southend 2021

https://youtu.be/4ZkwI5vf8DM I was so excited that the London to Southend bike ride was back this year after its brief hiatus because of the pandemic.  I have ridden it every year since 2007, except for 2019. Unfortunately, it had had to be rearranged twice this year for various reasons – one being the tail end of … Continue reading London to Southend 2021

Ride Essex 2021

https://youtu.be/ACUdO5gdZqA What a fantastic ride this was.  The route was brilliant, very well designed, mainly going through quiet country lanes.  It was very well signposted, and the GPX file was faithful to the route.  The feed stations had a tasty selection of snacks and drinks.  It’s always great to get a coffee on a ride. … Continue reading Ride Essex 2021