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…

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…

Road account opened for the new year!

I was going to limit myself to a spin on the turbo, but with weather like this it’d be a sin not to clock up a few road miles! I needed to see if I’d healed enough after my crash a few days ago anyway. So head out into the sunshine I did, another New…

2017 into 2018

Another year! Seriously people, these modern years must be getting shorter and shorter because they seem to be absolutely flying by. It’s been a pretty damn good year for me. I’ve settled into Tassie life. My job is going well and gives me time to ride in the morning, I took an amazing holiday 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…