It’s been a tough old winter, and without ranting on about the obvious reasons (which I’m sure everyone is sick of hearing of!), it’s feeling like a long one too… Today is another day we are planning to ride our bicycles and another day of uninspiring weather and the challenges winter brings: weather, daylight, morale,Continue reading “Trying to Ride Bicycles in Winter”
So… I was hoping at this point in time to be writing about our next epic ride, likely battling the Winter elements, travelling far and wide in the UK and continuing our Randonneur Round the Year Challenge… But this was not to be. Instead we are agonising over what “local” means and wisely Audax UKContinue reading “Inspiration”
In part one Laura has finished her festive 500km utilising her cycle commutes to work to get the miles in, but this has left Stevie struggling to get the miles in.Without work commitments Stevie is responsible for pretty much everything else in the festive period- walking the dog, household chores and seeing family and friends,Continue reading “A Festive 500km: Part 2, Stevie”
The truth is there will never be a “training starts here” for our Round the World Challenge. “Training” is an ongoing process and has been going on since we first learnt to ride bikes. Winter is a tricky time to be motivated and finding reasons to ride is key to getting the winter miles in.Continue reading “A Festive 500km: Part 1, Laura”
I particularly love this photo because it reminds me of waking up on the last day of our Pennine Way challenge, having walked until 10pm through the Cheviots to reach this isolated hut. The morning was so beautifully peaceful and the sunrise over the Hills was just so tranquil, I felt very much at peaceContinue reading “A favourite photo from 2020…”
Don’t worry… I very much doubt I’ll keep up the rate of blog posts over the next 18months! But a long ride yesterday gave me plenty of time to think: https://www.strava.com/activities/4460119108 https://www.komoot.com/tour/293302769 Why on earth do we bother? This is a question I get asked a lot when I confess what crazy idea I haveContinue reading “Why?”
I am frantically fumbling with the valve cap on my back wheel, clumsily trying to get the hand pump attached whilst I can still just about grip through my numb, icy fingers. I am soaked through and cold, hungry and tired after only a few hours sleep and wrestling to get my rear wheel punctureContinue reading “Let training begin…”
…watch this space!