Hitting 10,000km with (almost) a bang!

I don’t often set distance targets, but mileage (kilometre-age?) is a suitably motivating metric to keep track of as the weeks and months roll by. Strava also has a handy feature that lets you set goals and easily keep track by showing how far ahead or behind you are. At the beginning of the year…

April Round Up: A bonus month of cycling weather

Maybe it’s my old age, but I swear there just aren’t as many days in each month any more. Or perhaps the hours are getting shorter. Either way, yet another month of 2021 has flown by in a flash and we’re one third of the way through the year already. Back at the end of…

Fifty Thousand!

I was flicking through my Strava statistics earlier and realised that I recently rolled over my 50,000th kilometre! I did a bit of cycling before joining the GPS/Strava world but of course that doesn’t count, hehehe. Looking back, there have been countless great times in the saddle with hopefully many more to come! Anyway, I’ve…

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…