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Cycling fitness – the Winter decline

Summer, long bright evenings, plenty of opportunity to get out on the Bicycle without the time consuming Winter ritual of checking the Weather forecast and checking the Cycling Wardrobe to find the perfect layering option for the conditions. Summer Cycling … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the festive 500

Some random thoughts on the festive 500 for anyone considering attempting it in 2018. It is filled with many challenging moments and your inner chimp will say just quit and go home Why am I doing this to myself, for … Continue reading

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Festive 500 day 7

I awoke this Morning before daylight to a fresh dusting of Snow on all the vehicles, the UK Winter Weather certainly was not going to make the festive 500 any easier for me. I wanted to make an early start … Continue reading

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Festive 500 day Three

This Morning saw a huge drop in temperature requiring a couple of extra layers on to combat the cold as I set off on the Bicycle at daybreak. With the ambient temperature so low I was wary of frost or … Continue reading

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A character building day

Looking out the Window this Morning to see water-logged roads and constant heavy Rain I knew right away that this would be another challenging day in the Saddle. No beautiful Sunrise to look forward to today, no epic scenic views, … Continue reading

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This too shall pass

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… and yet there I was cooking Breakfast and fitting Lights to the Winter steed getting geared up to tackle the 2017 … Continue reading

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