More Meat Mondays?

If there can be such a “thing” as Meat Free Monday to appease the vegans and vegetarians, then I propose we can also have More Meat Monday! So on my all new #moremeatmonday us real humans can pile our plates high with the good stuff – you know you deserve that steak. But you HAVE to…

Sun, Zwift, KOMs and Crashes! My cycling 2017 starter…

I’ve had a pretty good start to the cycling year and I hope you have too, no matter what season you’re currently in the middle of. I kicked off 2017 with a very warm and also very wet New Years Day ride in the Blue Mountains two hours west of Sydney. The owner of the AirBnB…

Flash of the badge

Alongside the very real gift of fitness, all of the Woking CC club members who get out and complete the Metric Century Challenge each year receive a very nice cloth badge to celebrate the achievement. Thanks Steve for posting mine out to Australia! It’ll take pride of place next to last year’s badge! #keepcycling

What are you training for?

Somebody asked me recently; “What are you training for?” And you know what, I didn’t have an answer for them. Sure I’ve been building up my hours in the saddle and exploring Zwift with vigour, but am I actually training? Or am I simply just riding my bike? I don’t have any events booked, no races…

Resting heart rate (again)

I’ve talked before about monitoring resting heart rate and how it can help identify when you’re getting fitter (or the opposite). I try and keep an eye on mine, tracking it using my FitBit Blaze watch. Trying for a smile at the top of a local Cat 2 climb. After a period of shall we…

The Lazy Cyclist’s Flapjack

Making your own “ride fuel” is not only a great way to save money, but also helps you eat healthier and cut out much of the artificial rubbish found in many sports nutrition products. I much prefer to know exactly what’s in my food. A friend of mine gave me this recipe as an alternative…