Road cycling: How fast is fast enough?

It’s late into the group ride and we’re on the home stretch, that time when we ramp up the pace and drive it home to the cafe. I roll onto the front – the bunch safely tucked single file behind me – and little by little I wind on the power. We’re cruising at 30kph,…

Your local cycling club needs YOU!

I’ve just renewed my Woking Cycling Club membership for another year. I haven’t been in the UK for coming up on two years now and I have no idea when I’ll be back, but I’ll always be a Woking CC member. I’d buy lifetime membership if they offered it. From half a dozen guys meeting…

CLC2018 Ride 1: Hundred with The Herd

A cracking Saturday morning down here in Tassie so I planned to make up for last week’s disaster of a ride. With the sun still sleeping below the horizon as I unloaded the bike out of the car, I could tell today was going to be another perfect day for cycling and to bang out…

The most important metric to measure when cycling

Average speed? Distance? Elapsed time? Total time? Elevation gain? Strava segment times? Average HR? Average power? Normalised power? Training Stress Score? Nope… The most important metric to measure the success of your ride is … the width of the smile it puts on your face! Even the ballistic fast guys (Big Jim) and the epic…

A perfect Sunday cafe spin!

After almost a year in Tassie I finally managed to meet up with a local rider. Paul lives in the next town over and I’d initially found him through Strava, as we swapped KOMs back and forth a few times when I first moved to Tassie, then crossed paths out riding on our own. More recently…

How does the real Box Hill compare to the Zwift version?

It’s a question that comes up quite a lot in the Zwift community! How does the real Box Hill compare to the Zwift version? Will riding London Loop on Zwift help me train for Ride London? I’m lucky enough to have ridden both climbs numerous times with the same power meter (a very reliable PowerTap…