Hitting 4000km for the year so far

Saturday morning I punched out a solid but relatively flat 88km solo ride in blustering conditions that felt like a headwind in every direction. It was rough but still enjoyable. At home afterwards I glanced at my Strava account and noticed I’d rolled past 4000km (2500 miles) for the year so far. It’s a lot to…

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…

A year in the saddle

Looks like the Year Record is the new Hour Record! ;-) In 2016 there will be two new attempts on the “most miles in a year” record – with both the male and female records being contested. Bruce (@cycle_dr1 on Twitter) has already kicked off his campaign with a 334km ride out in Australia. He…

5982

So I finished 2015 on a respectable 5982 miles. That’s more than last year, which is always a good thing. I wasn’t really keeping an eye on my stats, if I’d known I was so close to hitting 6000 I would have gone for a cheeky spin around the block, haha! Happy New Year! #keepcycling

September Wrap Up

Well that’s September done and dusted. Where does the time go? Now begins the slide into the chilly and dark depths of the British winter. This month has been a big one for me on the bike. A shade over 900 miles in total, riding every day except four. My legs were pretty shot over…

Building up my weekly mileage

September has been a top month on the bike so far. I’ve managed to turn the pedals every day except one, helped by the full five days of cycle commuting. I did the first three days on the commuter bike, but the weather forecast for Thursday and Friday was so nice I took the Kinesis Aithein instead. Popped out…