Seriously, has the rain stopped yet? After 5 weeks of no rain, why RideLondon weekend? Really, why? All of my most recent training had been geared to getting used to riding in heat, direct sun etc. Following the weekend, most of my tan washed off to be replaced with road-shit, diesel and so much more… Read More Has the rain stopped yet?
After all the training, we’ve finally made it! It’s the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 this weekend (Sunday 29 July 2018). What’s that then? RideLondon-Surrey 100? The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 (to give it it’s full title) is a 100 mile closed-road sportive. A sportive is cycling event that isn’t competitive but is timed, with the intention of… Read More It’s RideLondon this weekend…
A long, hot, afternoon in the saddle saw me tackle Leith Hill and Box Hill for the first time. All in the name of training for the forthcoming RideLondon-Surrey100 which is only a month away! Long, hot, afternoon Let’s start with long… home to Caterham to meet with friend and slightly mad cyclist Matt –… Read More Long, hot, afternoon in the saddle
It’s been a really frustrating couple of weeks. But I feel like I’m getting back to some sort of schedule with my RideLondon 2018 training programme. What happened? Well, simply put, a very annoying noise. Something akin to chain rub between TDC and 3 o’clock. Huh? The noise occurred between Top Dead Centre and 90… Read More A frustrating couple of weeks + finally tried on my RideLondon jersey
It’s Saturday! That means a day for a longer bike ride. Whilst not exactly bright and warm, at least was less windy and fairly dry when I headed out this morning. Hove – Bramber – Worthing loop This morning’s plan was to go and ride a few hills and try out my legs on the new… Read More Saturday morning bike ride – action camera update
Woohoo! My new bike is here – and after a washout yesterday, I got to ride it today! What did I buy? It’s a 2016 model Cervélo R3 Ultegra. And it’s very nice. And it’s Matt Black and Matt White. Which could be an issue… but I’m not going to let that stop me riding it,… Read More Cervelo R3 – the new bike arrived