Veloviewer Explorer

On a recent club ride one of the group was raving about Veloviewer Explorer, a new cycling challenge that is linked to Strava and doesn’t involve climbing or going as fast or as far as you can to get on the leaderboard. Stay with me, its difficult to explain but great fun. The challenge is based…

A Cold And Frosty Morning

The week after Christmas is a difficult time with family commitments so when the opportunity arises its nice to be able to get a few miles in and seeing a free day I planned a 70 mile circular route out to Pamber End. The forecast was for possible frost, possible fog and temperatures between zero…

A Late Summer Tour – Part 2

September 13th and I woke to a sunny start for my 65th birthday, I was now feeling like a professional cyclist, paid by the state to train. I share a birth date with Roald Dahl and one of his many quotes resonates and could have been written for me. After a walk into Bedoin for…

Day 11 Forcalquier to Castellane

Forecast part cloudy 9c to start but rising to 25c. The day does not start well as I immediately get myself lost just trying to exit the town but soon find the D4100, this section is back into open countryside most of the way to Oraison, just before the town I noticed one fuel station…

Day 6 Naihlac to Gramat

Weather was clear sky and 6c, a chilly start but forecast to reach 27c. I left the camp site with a climb to start, not ideal. It soon became clear the local economy was built on walnuts, rows and rows of trees covered the hillsides and when I reached to top of the ridge there…

A Taste of Audax

An entry to the Kennet Valley 200km Audax was to be my first serious venture into longer distance cycling, I had completed 100 km rides but this was a first step up to the longer distances.  For those that have not come across Audax before it is a cycling event where participants try to cycle…

Garmin Tab Repair

I am now using my third Garmin Edge, I will say at this point that for a fair amount of money they are far from perfect, in fact all three models, 705, 800 and now 810 have all been replaced within 12 months under warranty and to me that represents a 100% failure record which I…