Ride and run diary

These are some of more my defining milestone rids or runs. My full training log is, of course, on Strava and Garmin Connect.


London to Southend 2021

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 lockdown.…

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Ride Essex 2021

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. I’ll…

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When exploring goes wrong

Today’s ride was one that I would rather forget about!  I thought I would take my gravel bike out for a spin and, as I didn’t have any particular route in mind, thought I would do a bit of exploring.  There is a sea wall on a tidal river near where I live and I…

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Up that hill!

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 good…

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Not a duathlon

As it was raining this morning, I thought I would go for a spin around my normal training route and then finish off with a run. In the run was the third day of the Vitality Big Half training plan and ended up being a total of 6.5km.

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