Keeping the wheels turning in 2020: Quite the year!

Well then, what a year 2020 has been! Who would have thought when we wheeled our bikes out the door on New Years Day (you did that, right) that 2020 would turn out the way it did? It’s been a tough one for many, a truly devastating one for many more, and a thought-provoking one…

The Rapha Festive 500: Done and dusted!

I’ve been meaning to complete the Rapha Festive 500 here in Tasmania since I arrived. For a recap, that’s 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. I completed it once in England in the depths of winter, so have wanted to add a Southern Hemisphere Festive 500 to my “done list” also! One thing…

2020 Resolution Rides: Completed it, mate!

There’s nothing quite like a complete collection. One of my goals this year was to ride at least one metric century (100km, roughly 62 miles) each month. It’s something I’ve tried to do for a few years now with varying degrees of success. As always, a big thanks to Paul at 36×25 for coining the…

2020 Resolution Ride #12 – South Arm Spin

Twelve from twelve! It’s a wrap, folks! That’s all 12 of my Resolution Rides done and dusted for the year. Today wasn’t an ideal day, but with work ramping up towards Christmas I thought I’d better get it in the bag sooner rather than later. I think it was Billy Ray Cyrus who said; “Yeeeaaah,…

From the Archives: Woking CC at the Tour of Britain

I was transferring some files across to my new Synology NAS drive over the weekend and came across a bunch of photos from when I first started cycling more seriously. Here’s one that brought back a whole load of memories… There’s me in the front row, first on the left.  This was the very early…

How to ride the Rapha Festive 500 on FulGaz

As you already know, the Rapha Festive 500 Strava Challenge is open to virtual rides for the first time this year. While I may not 100% agree with this, in light of the global situation it’s probably a good call. With many parts of the world still struggling with Covid-19 and lockdowns, giving people the…