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…

January……

“January, sick and tired you’ve been hanging on me”, sung by the group Pilot in 1975 but those words resonate with me every year. In my cycling year this is the most difficult month to keep my motivation, the Christmas celebrations are over and a New Year has arrived, it is an easy time of…

Tyre Love

A recent club ride had its fair share of punctures and the talk invariably centred on what were the best tyres for our roads. It was interesting listening to different opinions and long-held beliefs about what brand are best, The answer to the question is akin to finding the Holy Grail and got me thinking…

Setubal, Sines and Ourique

Well unfortunately there is nothing to write about Setubal as we did not stay there long enough. In truth this was our first mistake in Portugal, but as we also missed it as a stopover on our sailing trip we had little knowledge of the area. As we weaved through the city the traffic was…

Mind Games

Having become a member of the cycling revolution as a way of keeping fit an early retirement gave me the opportunity to extend the time spent on the bike and as a result the mileage increased. The more miles I cycle the more I want to cycle and as the distances increase so does the…

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…

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…