On A Whim

Tuesday means a Fleet CTC morning ride of about 35 miles with a mid ride coffee stop. The forecast was for overnight temperatures near freezing and a beautiful sunny day to follow. Planning an 08-30 start to be at the meeting point for 09-30 and with no frost on the grass and an outside temperature…

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…

London To Brighton But Only Just

My first experience of using the I-phone as an alarm clock resulted in being woken at 4 am by Mike And The Mechanics singing Beggar On A Beach Of Gold. Don’t ask me how that became my alarm, I have no idea and at 4 am I wished I had carried on reading the instructions…

Cycling Nutrition, The Best Ever Flapjack Recipe

Mention the topic of energy bars and every cyclist has their favourite and a trip through the aisles of Sainsbury or Tesco will leave you confused by choice as well as a little lighter in the wallet so another option is to make your own. The traditional approach for fuelling on a long ride apart…

Coast to Coast Greystoke to Castleside

The forecast for Saturday was unsettled with  showers so to be greeted with clear blue sky and a light westerly wind seemed like a lottery win. With Jeremy and Dave we quickly backtracked to the previous days finish line at Greystoke for our assault on the hills. All agreed at breakfast to take it steady…

Coast to Coast, Whitehaven to Greystoke

Our coast to coast ride was planned as a maximum three day trip because of work commitments and given a full days travelling to and from the Lake District it gave us a 48 hr window for the riding. After on overnight stay in Lincoln it was an 8am start for Whitehaven and a drive…