Throwback Thursday: London “cafe-to-cafe” ride

Six years ago I took on the “cafe-to-cafe” Strava challenge. It involved heading out on a solo mission to visit two well-known cycling cafes, checking off at each and recording the ride on Strava, all to grab myself a limit-edition cup! It was a cracking day on two wheels and one I still think about…

Road trip! For the love of life and two wheels…

Every now and then I feel the need to totally disconnect from my everyday life. I need to push work and adult responsibilities out of my head for a while and “reset” my mental health. With tourists still not allowed to travel into Tasmania due to COVID, I had the perfect opportunity to escape in…

Are you addicted to coffee?

Coffee and road cycling seem extrinsically linked. As roadies we often stop for coffee mid-ride or afterwards to debrief and chat about all things cycling, putting the world to rights. Kicking back in the sunshine after a long ride with friends? That’ll be a muesli slice and a double-shot skinny cap, please! Cruising towards the…

CLC2018 Ride 7: Taking a trip to the North Coast

My seventh and final ride for this year’s CLC is actually a number of rides melded into one. There’s a reason for this though. I’ve been on holiday along the North Coast of Tasmania so took the opportunity to do a bit of exploring by bicycle. My wife April knows I get a bit moody…

CLC2018 Ride 3: A little whirl around Watopia

To add a little variation to my CLC rides, I decided to throw a virtual one into the mix! My virtual cycling software of choice is Zwift and so far I’ve pedalled over 7000 virtual kilometres on the platform. For those who are unaware, Zwift is a virtual cycling program that allows you to “ride” with other…

CLC2018 Ride 2: Cycleway to Sweet Sassafras, Hobart

Following alongside the now-disused railway track, the Hobart Innercity Cycleway makes for a great car-free cycle from the waterfront along the Derwent River up to Claremont and back. From my office, it’s a relatively flat 32km (~20 mile) return trip of wide and smooth purpose built concrete path. Sunrises and cycles. Repping in my Woking CC…