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 […]
Back to serious training
After a prolonged rest – part of which was spent in Boston USA, I am back to full training. Whilst in Boston one can’t help feel that the population by and large is very fit and healthy unlike some other parts of USA which one usually associates with epidemic obesity. I think part of the […]
Well earned rest.
After last Sunday’s tough hilly ride with the Hope group this is an easy week. Time to do some stretching and core strength exercises. My current weight is 177 pounds – this means my total weight loss since Christmas is 20 pounds. Another 8 to go! Last Saturday I gave a talk to friends from […]
United Kingdom at a crossroads – I dare you to read this.
Tomorrow is General Election day in United Kingdom when people will vote to elect their parliament for the next 5 years. My mind goes back to the early eighties when I was part of a group that used to meet weekly in “The Brit” (long gone) for political discourse. It was a congenial group that […]
I am going to miss my patients…
Last week I reported that I knocked 17 minutes off my previous time over the hilly route I regularly practice on. This was quite an achievement with my new bike Alfie along with an expert bike fit by Steven Faulkner of Loughborough University Department of Sports Sciences. So this week’s ride was always going to […]
Football (Soccer) tonight!
Excited about going to see Nottingham Forest play Watford at home in the Skybet Championship tonight. Promotion to the Premier League, now out of the question for Nottingham Forest, lets hope it is a good game of football. You may wonder why am I supporting Nottingham Forest when I live in Leicestershire? The answer goes […]
Following on from my injury when I fell onto my left hip 10 days ago, I have an interesting update. Importantly the injury has not prevented me from continuing to cycle as you will see further on. At the site of the injury I developed an almighty swelling which is a haematoma (collection of blood). […]