Night Riding

I quickly get changed into my cycling gear and prep my bike. I had only just gotten through the door after a long day of working, and I was eager to experience something different. Wanderlust consumed me, brought on by the mundane repetition of work. I craved the feeling of having the air whip acrossContinue reading “Night Riding”

Cycling and Work / Life Balance

Winter is well and truly here and while not having an indoor training device, between working and the shorter days, my cycling is severely affected. My fitness has plummeted, although I am rapidly becoming an Olympic champion at comfort eating; Jealous-ridden at those who have the luxury to cycle through daylight hours and enjoy theContinue reading “Cycling and Work / Life Balance”

Acheiving my First Century.

Starting a New Year, I’m not one of those people that set resolutions. However, seeing in the start of 2022, my focus was very much on improving what I had achieved in my cycling adventures from the previous year. I realised that I managed to complete a couple of 100k routes and naturally I thoughtContinue reading “Acheiving my First Century.”

Setbacks and Autumn Joy

I’m unsure whether any of you has experienced this but sometimes it feels like life is working against you. Recently, I have been subjected to bit infections, a head cold transferred from work colleagues which started to turn into tonsilitis. Then, work commitments escalated, all preventing me from riding. The frustration mounting knowing the fitnessContinue reading “Setbacks and Autumn Joy”

Blackpool with a Difference

I realise that I have written at length about the sportives in which I have taken part, this time however I want to provide some insight into some of the routes I have cycled throughout this year. If you are anything like me, the thoughts of Blackpool summon kiss me quick hats, Blackpool rock andContinue reading “Blackpool with a Difference”

Building Experience and Sportives

I’ve experienced a lot since posting last, and during these experiences I have also learnt plenty in terms of handling the bike. I have completed two more Sportives with Velo29. Both my experiences have been positive with this organisation and thoroughly enjoyed those experiences. They offer varying degrees of difficulties for each Sportive. The firstContinue reading “Building Experience and Sportives”

Mental Health and Cycling

The excitement rises after being closed up indoors working, I feel the open air greeting me while I hear that satisfying clicking sound as I push my foot into the pedal. From that first push I feel the force of the air intensify, lapping around my face. Freedom forces any stresses of the day toContinue reading “Mental Health and Cycling”

My Longest Ride and What I used to Navigate

The weather was not looking promising, I had planned a route covering just over 92k but deciding on a day to achieve this was proving difficult in itself. The weekend was looking like it could have been too wet. After looking at the weather forecast I opted to focus on the Sunday, 09/05/2021. The rainContinue reading “My Longest Ride and What I used to Navigate”