Tag: fitness

The Last Of The 42s

This Saturday coming I will turn 43. Not a special milestone birthday by any means and in the current world we are experiencing its likely to be a low key affair that matches the status of being 43. 42 did not turn out to… Continue Reading “The Last Of The 42s”

Strange Days

I’m sitting here looking out of my lounge window. Not that strange in itself but I’m currently sitting at my dining room table, pretending to work from home. While the Covid-19 pandemic was gathering pace around the globe we were right in the middle… Continue Reading “Strange Days”

The Weight-ing Game

At the end of October, while I was going through the various health checks to determine the extent of my asthma, the nurse asked me to step on the scales. 85.1kg the digital display flashed back at me. I knew I was overweight but… Continue Reading “The Weight-ing Game”

(Turbo) Train In Vain

I’ve always been an outdoors person, from my childhood days of playing football in the park till there was no light left to my present day excursions on my bike, I’ll always prefer to be outside in the fresh air. My boys are the… Continue Reading “(Turbo) Train In Vain”

The Stage Is Set

When I look back over the last few years I’m always pretty shocked about how much I’ve accomplished on a bicycle. From the London to Brighton and London to Paris to the Ride London I’ve completed things that, 10 years ago, would have been… Continue Reading “The Stage Is Set”

Icarus Part II

So, a few weeks ago I went to the doctors to talk to him about my breathing. His initial thoughts were ‘exercise induced asthma’ so he prescribed me a Salbutamol inhaler, he also gave me a peak flow meter and asked me to measure… Continue Reading “Icarus Part 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…”

Turbo Upgrades

The broken fence panels in my garden have travelled further than I’ve managed on my bike (outdoors) over the last few weeks. The weather has been atrocious, with high winds battering the area I live in. The open nature of the top of the… Continue Reading “Turbo Upgrades”

Let’s Go Round Again!

So, this week the postman brought me the news that I have been successful in the ballot and have a place for the 2019 Prudential Ride London 100. Those who have read this blog will know that my debut in last year’s edition of… Continue Reading “Let’s Go Round Again!”