Tag: box hill

Running Up That Hill

Ok so this post doesn’t have anything to do with running, but it’s 4 years to the day since Chris Froome had to run up Mont Ventoux to Chalet Reynard after a crash with a moto left him without a bike…. …..it’s also the… Continue Reading “Running Up That Hill”

Ride 100 – A Reflection

On Sunday just gone, I stood at the Olympic Park in Stratford with thousands of other cyclists waiting to start the 2018 incarnation of the Prudential Ride London 100 mile sportive. Despite the dullened skies and the ever increasing rain, spirits were high and… Continue Reading “Ride 100 – A Reflection”

One Week To Go….

Yesterday marked one week to go until the Ride London so a pal of mine, Al (who is also taking part in this year’s ride), and I went on a recce of two of the major climbs on the route, Leith Hill and Box… Continue Reading “One Week To Go….”

Progress Report – An Update

Yesterday, 19th July 2018, marked one year to the day since Adam and I set off for Paris on what turned out to be an amazing journey for both of us, both physically and mentally. That may sound mightily over the top but I… Continue Reading “Progress Report – An Update”

Countdown Is Progressing….

…..you’re old if you catch that pop reference. Today I went to a kids 5th birthday party, the worrying thing for me was that it was my own child’s party. Zac turns 5 tomorrow and I’m not sure how that has happened. To see… Continue Reading “Countdown Is Progressing….”

What’s Up Garmin? (And Other Things)

I’ve mentioned it on here before and I am completely correct, with over 16,000 attempts already this year Box Hill is one of the UK’s most popular Strava segments. So why does my Garmin hate it so much? I’ve attempted the iconic switchbacks on… Continue Reading “What’s Up Garmin? (And Other Things)”

Saturday Segment Killer

I turn 41 on Wednesday. Not the most celebrated, nor the sexiest of ages but I had all the pomp and circumstance of my 40th last year so I’m happy with this year being fairly low key. One thing I did do last year,… Continue Reading “Saturday Segment Killer”

Sunny Sunday Sortie

Well, Sunday was a complete success……almost. I met up with my pals, Al and Chris, as planned and we headed over to Box Hill. It was a warm day (with a fair breeze) and there were a lot of cyclists out and about, enjoying… Continue Reading “Sunny Sunday Sortie”

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!”

A Zwift Tour

The weather recently has been pretty horrible and that, coupled with a shortage of time, has meant that not many miles have been covered on my bike. I have a turbo trainer that lives in my shed and have been doing some HIIT workouts… Continue Reading “A Zwift Tour”