A Weekend in Lincoln

With many towns now promoting Christmas Markets few are as spectacular as Lincoln. The old cobbled streets, the castle and the cathedral all offer a backdrop and an atmosphere unsurpassed. The huge crowds are testimony to the popularity of this event so an invitation to spend the weekend in the city and a couple of cycle…

2013 Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive

An entry to last years Lincoln Petit Grand Prix was my first sportive and the cycling around the traffic free fens and wolds was so enjoyable I did not need much persuading to try the 100 mile Sportive at the Lincoln Grand Prix weekend. Contrary to myth Lincolnshire is not entirely flat, the course contained…

2013 IOW Randonnee

The annual 100km Randonnee seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine my love of cycling and sailing with a visit to my brother on the “South Island” The plan to sail over to Yarmouth on Saturday, the Radonee on Sunday and some family R + R so a bit of passage planning for the sail…

Binsteds cycle diary and my first 100 miler

After my recent Coast to Coast ride I had one day at home before a weeks holiday in Portugal. I had been on pain of death not to get injured and ruin the holiday so I was somewhat relieved to make the Easyjet flight and ensure matrimonial harmony. The format was a walking and sunbathing…