Rise Above – Mark Cavendish Sportive

The third and final sportive of my fundraisers! It finished how it started, not feeling too great on the sportive. Ever since coming back from L’Etape Du Tour I haven’t really felt that fit on the bike, the training for that ride had peaked perfectly. Trying to peak again just over a month after, with…


L’Etape Du Tour – Megeve to Morzine

After months of prepping and what seemed like constantly recovering from colds and viruses, finally July 10th arrived. They always say, be careful what you wish for! I wished for sunshine and I got it! I was up about 6, giving me an hour to get every thing sorted and allow the nervous excitement to…


Slaying The Dragon

After months of training and preparing for the three big rides this year, the first ride finally arrived and the week leading up to it saw everything go wrong! Firstly my back that had been in tip top shape all year decided it was time to remind me it was still capable of flaring up!…


Time Trial season is underway

We are now three weeks into our Club 10 TT. It’s been a mixed bag already. Week one was bitterly cold, not great for a TT really, but several brave souls rocked up and gave it a go anyway. In better conditions I would have expected a mid 27 minute run, but that wasn’t going…


First 100+ of the year

What a beautiful morning to wake up for a ride, Sunday morning. We had been lucky with the weather for the Isle of Wight Randonnee. All week the forecast had been chopping and changing, but on the day it was amazing. It reached 17.5 c. on the island, better than we expected. The sun stayed…


The events are getting closer.

Here we go with blog number 2. I was hoping to write last week, but finding the time was quite difficult, what with parenting, training, other jobs that need doing and sometimes finding a bit of time to just sit down! Oh and the small matter of an awful stomach bug. A great ride on…


I’m back and so are the punctures

Hi all, It’s been a few years and a new site, but I have decided to kick off my blogs again. A few things have happened since my last blog site, such as starting up a new cycling club, “Tornado Road Cycling Club” and the small matter of becoming a father! I have been training…