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…

Bring on Spring!

What a weekend! Two consecutive bright, sunny and dry days to kick off the season and get some quality miles ridden. What more could a guy ask for? :-) After yesterday’s blast on the time trial bike, today I whipped out into Surrey for a solo 50 mile ramble, including three reps up and down…

Aviva Tour of Britain 2015

The 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain kicks off today, with the first stage starting from Beaumaris in Wales, before heading around the country through eight stages, with the final stage seeing riders race through the streets of London next Sunday. Stage 1, Sunday, September 6, Beaumaris to Wrexham, 178km Stage 2, Monday, September 7, Clitheroe to Colne,…

Saturday Five Hills Ride

I think summer has finally arrived in the UK (for the south at least). Got my climbing legs out yesterday for 72 sunny miles with over 5200 feet of elevation gain including five of Surrey’s peaks; Staple Lane, Crocknorth, Leith Hill, Box Hill and Ranmore. I started off solo and met up with a bunch…

More time in the Surrey Hills

Another solid training ride today focusing on endurance and climbing. I had three main objectives for today’s ride: 1) I needed to clock at least 60 miles, 2) Hit some hills but at a sensible pace, and 3) Be back home by midday. This meant skipping the Sunday club ride to get out the door early and…