Tag: cyclist

My Icarus Moment

Those who have read this blog, or who know me well, will know my history with cycling, how I gave up smoking nearly 6 years ago now after 20 years on the fags. It was that event that caused me to find this hobby… Continue Reading “My Icarus Moment”

Ride 100 – A Reflection Mk II

I did it, I finished the full Ride 100. After last year all I wanted was to be able to finish the whole route without incident and, thankfully, that wish came to pass. The morning began very early for me with a 3:45am alarm… Continue Reading “Ride 100 – A Reflection Mk II”

Ride London Registration

As with last year, registration and the collection of numbers for the Prudential Ride London involves a visit to the ExCel London. The registration event opened on Thursday 1st August and runs through to 5pm on Saturday 3rd August, the day before the race.… Continue Reading “Ride London Registration”

Another Year Older…

Yesterday I turned 42. It’s not a number that is celebrated outside of fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy but I was determined, as with most previous birthdays, to get out on my bike and prove to myself that 42 is really quite an… Continue Reading “Another Year Older…”

A Sunday In Hell

This past weekend Adam and I travelled to Northern France to witness, first hand, probably the toughest one day bike race in the pro calendar, Paris-Roubaix or L’Enfer Du Nord (The Hell of the North) as it is reverently known by cycling fans. It… Continue Reading “A Sunday In Hell”

New Wheels Day!

In all the reviews I read in magazines or watch online, there is usually one common theme – upgrading stock wheels will make a huge difference to the overall performance of the bike. My Hunt Bike Wheels order arrived this week and I was very excited….… Continue Reading “New Wheels Day!”

Birth Of An Obsession

The above picture, from my personal Instagram account, was posted 5 years ago today. I had just placed an order for my first bike since I was a teenager, a 2013 Specialized Sirrus Hybrid bike, and it frightened me to death. Rewind to the… Continue Reading “Birth Of An Obsession”

A Good Sport(ive)

At 8:30am on the 29th July 2018 I wasn’t particularly loving life. I’d moved under 100 metres in 20 minutes, it was raining, I was soaked, I was cold and there was still 45 minutes until my wave were due to set off on… Continue Reading “A Good Sport(ive)”

A Fairly Brisk Start To 2019!

I didn’t want to let much time pass in the New Year before getting out on my bike but, due to family commitments, that first ride had to wait until the 2nd January. I didn’t go far, 30km, but it was enough to get… Continue Reading “A Fairly Brisk Start To 2019!”

Alpecin Cycling Tour of Britain Experience

Last weekend I joined the Alpecin Cycling team for a bit of a leisurely ride in London. On arrival we were given a bag full of official Katusha Alpecin team kit a sized up for our rides for the weekend. I was incredibly lucky… Continue Reading “Alpecin Cycling Tour of Britain Experience”