All Points North: Part 3, Pride

Again, the alarm went off far too soon and we bundled ourselves out into a soggy grey morning as quickly as we could. The beautifully peaceful empty carriageways of the early hours had been transformed into a gritty, busy, hectic scrum of Monday morning traffic and I realised the initial plan had been to rideContinue reading “All Points North: Part 3, Pride”

All Points North: Part 2, Performance

And so it was we found ourselves rolling out of a Different Gear into the dusking light and through the city of Sheffield. My stomach was comfortably full of pizza and the remainder was strapped to the pannier rack for later, but I was hoping to ride right through this first 50 miles. Riders quicklyContinue reading “All Points North: Part 2, Performance”

All Points North: Part 1, Preparation

And suddenly I don’t know how to start, how to describe this ride, how it came about, how we ended up on the start line, how we kept our pedals turning through 617miles and everything that happened along the way. It’s 57hours after we finished, way under our finishing time of 79hrs 34minutes and thereContinue reading “All Points North: Part 1, Preparation”

Epic Riding Weather!

So this month has been focused on training for our biggest ride of the year: All Points North 2021 This is an ultra-distance cycling event organised by a Different Gear in Sheffield in the North of England. Riders start from Sheffield and must pass through 10 control points in a 72-hour time limit. They mustContinue reading “Epic Riding Weather!”