Category: cycling

Taming The Beast

The weather forecast was right. The Beast From The East did pay a visit to Blighty and it did cause the chaos and disruption that was promised. Anyone who has spent any time in the UK will know we are rubbish at dealing with… Continue Reading “Taming The Beast”

I’m Official!

I’d been itching to get back out on my bike since we got back from holiday so I braved the cold weather on Saturday morning and went for a short, 20 mile ride. It was an absolutely stunning morning, the neck tube/winter cap/toe covers… Continue Reading “I’m Official!”

Antigua Break Sans Bike

I’ve always been very fortunate to have decent holidays and this February half term is no different. 10 of us, my family and my in laws, have jetted off to Jolly Beach in Antigua for some much needed sunshine. You may think that may… Continue Reading “Antigua Break Sans Bike”

Kit Doping 2018

Much is always made of the pro team kits when they are released for the new season. For sure, there are some absolute horrors that keep occurring (AG2R La Mondiale I’m looking at you!) but there are some good ones too (I really like… Continue Reading “Kit Doping 2018”

Things I’ve Learnt Through Cycling

I’ve learnt a lot since taking up cycling. I’ve learnt a lot about the mechanics of a bike, I’ve learnt a lot about the importance of the cake stop, I’ve learnt a lot about the camaraderie between complete strangers that cycling facilitates and I’ve… Continue Reading “Things I’ve Learnt Through Cycling”

It’s The Best Time To Buy…

Worn through your tyres on the turbo trainer over winter? Convinced yourself that it is the bike rather than the extra pounds acquired over Christmas that are making the hills more difficult? Looking for that extra motivation to complete a 100, the Étape or just… Continue Reading “It’s The Best Time To Buy…”

After The Rains….

I followed up my first ride of 2018 with another one the weekend after. In my experience it’s foolish to try to go too far too soon so I kept the distance to a relatively short 20 miles on roads that I knew well.… Continue Reading “After The Rains….”

Same Bike, A Bit Fatter!

A lot has happened since I last updated this blog of ours. For one, that newborn baby isn’t so ‘newborn’ anymore, he’s four months old (feels like he’s been around for ages!) and sleep patterns are finally getting back to some kind of normality.… Continue Reading “Same Bike, A Bit Fatter!”

The Next Target Is Locked!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I had watched the Prudential Ride London and really fancied giving it a crack next year. It’s a lovely, but challenging route that takes in some of the best cycling roads in South London and Surrey. As… Continue Reading “The Next Target Is Locked!”

We’ll Always Have Paris…..

……but what next for the Fat Blokes On Bikes? It’s actually quite strange to think that it is already a week since we returned from our big cycling adventure. With time to reflect it has dawned on me what we actually managed to achieve,… Continue Reading “We’ll Always Have Paris…..”