Tag: cycling

Project Commute

While Adam has been putting the finishing touches to the Charge Plug single speed that he bought, I have been looking for a similar project. Adam found a completely unloved Charge going for a decent price and set to work turning it into a… Continue Reading “Project Commute”

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”

What’s In A Name?

What’s in a name? Well, it describes us, gives us identity, brings people together under one banner. In truth, lots of things go into a name as I know well from trying to agree on such things with my wife for our kids! So… Continue Reading “What’s In A Name?”

Lessons In Lockdown, Part II

Working from home has had its pros and cons, but one of the biggest advantages has been the time that has become available to exercise. I was used to getting up early on a Tuesday and Thursday to do a Zwift workout before heading… Continue Reading “Lessons In Lockdown, Part II”

A L’Année Prochaine!

As guidelines have changed recently around who you can meet and where, Ben and I decided to meet up for a ride this Sunday just gone. It is the first time that I’ve ridden with anybody since the original lockdown period started back in… Continue Reading “A L’Année Prochaine!”

Lessons In Lockdown

This is a cycling blog first and foremost but, occasionally, I’ll indulge myself by delving into something completely different so please bear with me! Over the course of the last 12 weeks or so, my personal social media channels have been awash with friends… Continue Reading “Lessons In Lockdown”

A Very Different Group Ride

I’ve always had my routine where cycling is concerned, my week usually consists of Zwift SST training twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:30am, then a long ride on a Sunday. It suits my life and the other responsibilities that I… Continue Reading “A Very Different Group Ride”

A Bike, The Brain And An Abundance Of Pain

Last week was mental health awareness week in the UK. Though I have never suffered the extremes that someone with severe mental health problems can experience, I am all too aware that every fluctuation from the ‘normal’ trajectory of life, however small, can knock… Continue Reading “A Bike, The Brain And An Abundance Of Pain”

Life After Lockdown

As some of our European friends get their first taste of the outdoors in many weeks I guess it was inevitable that my mind should start to consider what life will be like post lockdown, from the children returning to schools to my own… Continue Reading “Life After Lockdown”

Power Play

So I think it’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t exactly gone according to plan, correct? To date this year I’ve had a holiday to Cyprus cancelled, the Giro has been ‘postponed’ as has the Etape du Tour (unlikely they will go ahead this… Continue Reading “Power Play”