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

London to Southend 2019

https://youtu.be/QZRkUKxXk_Q Litttle did we know what lay just around the corner! If it's not on Garmin it didn't happen: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3843798850

London to Southend 2011 – going to be wet but wild horses wouldn’t stop me doing it

I have searched every weather forecast on the web and they all say the same thing, wet and windy (it will be a crosswind with a slight tailwind rather than headwind which helps a bit).  So it's out with the waterproof and arm warmers.  Am I mad? Maybe.  But I love this ride and wouldn't miss it for the world.

50 miles ridden – a rehearsal for the London to Southend bike ride

With it being a beautiful Sunday morning and having just got my bike back from the bike shop with a new bottom bracket and tyres, a long ride was inevitable.   And I am pretty pleased at having notched up 50 miles at an average moving speed of 15.3 mph. Bring on the London to Southend bike ride next … Continue reading 50 miles ridden – a rehearsal for the London to Southend bike ride

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

Nearly that time again

Wow, I was checking to see how long it was to go until the London to Southend Bike Ride and thought I’d go back and read my previous blogs about it.  I still can’t believe that this year’s ride will be the fourth time I have done it.  Where the heck has the time gone! … Continue reading Nearly that time again

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