Phil Hampton Memorial Ride

Saturday 23rd was the eleventh year of the Phil Hampton memorial ride and as it is organised by the local CTC I felt as a fairly new member it warranted my support. Phil Hampton was a member of CTC North Hampshire. He was an electrical engineer who had given up full-time work to make time…

Cycle Training, Do We All Have A Bit Of OCD?

The 7 P,s and OCD are two elements of everyday life that seem to have surfaced in my training diary. After returning to road cycling a couple of years ago as a way of keeping fit I seem to have been bitten by the bug and the desire to challenge myself a little more. Eighteen…

Petersfield And The Meon Valley

While flicking through Cycle Tours Of Hampshire And IOW I came across a route taking in Petersfield and The Meon Valley that would, looking at the profile  make an ideal training circuit  for my upcoming Coast to Coast ride with several testing climbs. The weather forecast was predicting a sunny day resulting in the hottest…

A Short Training Ride

“The sun should make an appearance during the afternoon as the cloud breaks from the north to leave a mainly clear evening, the nagging North Easterly wind will ease as the day progresses” The daily weather forecast was music to my ears and my morning reconnaissance run to the local recycling centre had confirmed the…