2021 Rapha Festive 500: Your virtual miles will count once again

It’s that time of year again! The calendar hits December and thoughts turn to knocking out the Rapha Festive 500 challenge on Strava. Getting outside and completing the challenge is always best, but not all parts of the world are able to do that. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic that just won’t quit, once…

Get ready to ride Tasmania!

Just recently, the Tasmanian government unveiled it’s “roadmap out of Covid” reopening plan. This included key dates on when the state will be open to all visitors again. That date is December 15th. From the 15th of December 2021, Tasmania will allow visitors from all parts of Australia to enter, no matter the current COVID…

Cycling post-COVID vaccination

The vaccination roll-out has been slow in Australia. That’s putting it mildly. This week I finally got my second jab. Apart from a sore shoulder, I had no side effects from the first jab. The second one wasn’t quite as smooth, but it still didn’t stop me going about my everyday life.

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…

Cycling with friends!

I can ride for hours in my own company. It’s something I’ve always done and always loved. I’m at peace with my own thoughts, with nothing but the hum of my tyres to get me lost down the open road. That said, there‚Äôs something extra special about a ride with a great bunch of like…