Singh of the Mountains

Cycling challenge

Category: Cycling

Steady progress

This week has been an easy week – officially a “recovery week” but as I have nothing to recover from I have been doing some low level cycling. This weekend is the big 63 mile ride in Meon Vale and the training is going up a notch thereafter. The Meon Vale ride is organised by […]

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Six months to go!

Well here we are folks. Not quite the count down but only six months to go before my challenge ride. I have so far lost 11 pounds but still another 17 to lose before I can be considered to be at my optimum weight to carry me over 17000 ft across The Alps. After my […]

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Bradley Siggins has arrived!

When I entered this ride a few weeks ago it was described as “intermediate”. It turned out anything but. Perhaps the description was for elite riders. I thought it would be a good ride as a curtain raiser for the long difficult training session over the coming spring and summer months. It turned out to […]

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Back on track!

Finally after a prolonged unplanned rest I am back on track. I have managed to ride a total of 60 miles over three days. Today was a hard training session. One more ride this week and then off to Sandown Park, London for a 70 mile ride heading towards the North Downs on Sunday 1 […]

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What a recovery week!

Last week was recovery week to allow my damaged body to repair after the previous Sunday’s efforts. A lot of people forget that exercising means taking your body out of its comfort zone and putting it under strain. Inevitably this leads to some cell damage and if you either over-do it or don’t allow for […]

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So far….

In my training schedule I am almost a quarter of the way through. In terms of my intended weight loss of 2 stone (28 pounds to my US followers) I am also a quarter of the way there in that I have lost 7 pounds so far. It is always easy to lose the first […]

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Cancer prevention

Today, 4th Feb 2015, is World Cancer Day. New figures from the latest analysis suggests that half of us, that is every other person reading this, will develop cancer at some stage in their lives. Quite a frightening thought! There is no doubt that the reason behind this is 3 fold: We are all living […]

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The 100,000 Genome Project

Have you ever wondered what happens to your money that you donate for cancer research? By far the vast majority of the money goes into research projects into various cancers – causation, treatment and prevention. Some goes into creating significant resources for cancer care specialists to make sure the best evidence based information is on […]

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Hope Against Cancer

As promised last week I am going to tell you about the charity Hope Against Cancer. I came across Hope when Val was undergoing chemotherapy after her breast cancer. Hope is a Leicestershire based charity, supported by the national charity Cancer Research. The Hope Foundation was launched in 2002 to raise funds for research into […]

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