An amazing 2015 and what next?
If anybody had said at the beginning of this year that I would be cycling through the Alps raising over £10,000 for Hope Against Cancer and lose two stone in weight I would have found it difficult to comprehend. 360 miles over four days, climbing 17,000ft over 5 mountain passes later I have not only […]
2015 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]
24 days to go
24 days to go to the big ride start. Can’t believe that it was only 8 months ago I signed up for this challenge. How time has passed and what I have achieved in that time. Whereas I am not quite your finely honed athlete I am much fitter than ever I could have imagined […]
Fund raising and inspiring others
With only 45 days to go to the big day when I set off from Geneva to cycle up the Alps covering 360 miles and climbing 17000ft its a good time to reflect on my fund raise. To date I have raised £4735 thus bringing me close to my target of £5000. When I first […]
Meeting with Sir Bradley Wiggins (Wiggins meets Siggins)
I had an amazing encounter with my hero Sir Bradley Wiggins last night. I think it is only fair to share it with you all! Bradley: Hello Guru, I was passing by and thought I’ll pop in and see you. I hear you are training for an epic challenge! Me: What a surprise – its […]
Last weekend was the British National Cycling Championships and on the Saturday I took part in a sportive over 76 miles. Val and I had booked our accommodation via airbnb and were lucky to get a lovely room in a superb central location at such short notice. The finish line was right outside in the […]
So much fun when you are on the bike.
One of the greatest pleasures of cycling is that you get out into the open countryside and see things that you didn’t even know existed. I am discovering areas of outstanding beauty on my own doorstep. Then, there is the opportunity to go out to other parts of the country to take part in organised […]
Shepshed Cycling Club!
This week has been an important week in the history of my town of Shepshed. We have a new club in town – The Shepshed Cycling Club to join the Running club and the Swimming Club and many others to promote health, wellbeing and friendship for the wonderful people of Shepshed. We had our inaugural […]
Riding for Hope Against Cancer
Last Sunday was our group ride and this time we started from The Watermead Country Park and rode through the north-eastern part of the county going through the picturesque Vale of Belvoir – a total of 75 miles and a fair bit of climbing. The highlight of these group rides is the cake stop halfway […]
Coming back from holiday there is so much to catch up with and then there is a small matter of relearning the daily routine. In addition to that I have gone back to work – now before anyone gets an urge to scream, it’s only one day a week. I shall do this until the […]