Virtual National Championships?!?!

Dust off those turbo trainers folks, it’s time to get ready to battle it out for the chance to be crowned the errr, best, ummm, turbo trainer rider in your country… Love it or loathe it, indoor virtual cycling is a thing now. The biggest player in this field – Zwift – have just announced…

Strava to allow virtual miles for challenge badges?

So in news that has been overshadowed by Strava’s Heat Map controversy, the latest update to the willy waving ride logging app is that Strava will be allowing virtual miles and elevation to be counted towards challenge badges. This has caused a bit of a stir in certain circles with people seemingly being either very anti or…

Bike Weight Loss Part 3: The Results

Before we get down to the nitty gritty, here’s the rub. Shedding weight off your bike is NOT cheap. In fact it’s downright expensive if you do it properly. If you have weight to lose bouncing around your midsection, then it’s much more cost effective to slash those pounds first! Fact. Save your money, take…

Bike Weight Loss Part 2: New Groupset

When I originally built my Kinesis I opted for a full 11-speed Shimano 105 groupset, it fit my budget and was on special for an incredibly good price. To try and shed a few grams and for pure PIMP value, this time I’ve plumped for a mix of top shelf Dura Ace with a sprinkling…

Following a training plan?

I’ve never been very good at following a training plan, I tend to be sporadic in my input hours and struggle to consistently schedule in the sessions. Plus I usually prefer to just ride my bike. The two times I have managed to complete a proper plan I’ve had great results. First I tried Graeme…

Goal setting, training plans and accepting failure

This month I set a goal to complete the Rapha Festive 500 again (ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve). I didn’t make it public, it was just for me. With guests staying over the Christmas break and three days at work I knew even with perfect weather it would be a tight…