Tag: London To Paris

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…..”

Day 5 – The Tour de France

Making this journey had an extra perk seeing as the Tour de France finished in Paris yesterday. Having abandoned our practice of not eating too much before getting on a bike, Adam and I smashed through a multiple course breakfast in our hotel safe… Continue Reading “Day 5 – The Tour de France”

Recce For Wednesday

As planned, this morning I managed to get out on the bike to do a bit of a recce on part of the route we’ll be taking on Wednesday. I’d planned a 40 mile loop that would include about 18 miles of the London… Continue Reading “Recce For Wednesday”

Hills, Thrills & Lovely Cake

For the first time we managed to get together and get out on our bikes. We set out with the intention of covering some 25 miles, including a few hills and a stop for coffee! Warlingham and out into the Surrey/Kent border is a… Continue Reading “Hills, Thrills & Lovely Cake”

I Have A New Bike…. Well, Almost!

I got back on a bike in January 2014 after around 20 years of not being on one. I’d given up smoking the previous October and I was determined to get a bit fitter so, to have a goal, I signed up for the… Continue Reading “I Have A New Bike…. Well, Almost!”

Preparation Out Of The Saddle

With a full time job and a family to consider, it is incredibly difficult to find the time to get out on my bike. Rides of any decent length are likely to be reserved for the weekends so I’ve become more aware of the… Continue Reading “Preparation Out Of The Saddle”

Clips, Slips and Countryside

The start to my reacquaintance with my bike was a punctuated by a week abroad in Corfu. I’d managed a 11 mile ride the week before we went away so I was itching to get out this weekend, though Saturday’s weather suggested that might… Continue Reading “Clips, Slips and Countryside”

Confirmation!

So I got a call from Danielle at Skyline Events today, confirming that we are definitely on the list to participate in next year’s event. I have to say, a little surge of adrenaline went through me when she said we were on it….… Continue Reading “Confirmation!”

The First Post

The Fat Blokes – Iain & Adam So we’ve done it. Two slightly podgy nearly 40somethings have signed up to do the London To Paris bike Ride in 2017. I’m filled with both excitement and trepidation in equal measure but we have a year… Continue Reading “The First Post”