Gorrick Cool MTB Challenge

Myself, Brad, Jason, Harry, Evs, Dean and Jack took part in the Gorrick Cool MTB Challenge.  It was a slightly unusual way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  It has to be the wettest muddiest ride I have completed to date.   I am so glad that I have a rear mud guard on my bike.  The […]

Coast Challenge

East Anglia – West Somerton to Sea Palling

It was beautiful sunny autumn day as we set off from our campsite.  We had opted to do the route on mountain bikes, this meant we could start off with a small piece of single track on the actual campsite.  An excellent start as I managed to grab a “Queen on the Mountain” award on […]


Week 12 Summary

My stats for the week of 14th March


Week 11 Summary

My stats for the week of 7th March

Avon Ring Road Path

Weekend training

My current maximum distance on a road bike is 17 miles, and that was back in August last year. I needed to get some more distance rides in before my 50km Charity ride in April. I set up a 18.3 route, that would cover the ring road path, the Frome valley, Bristol to Bath, and the dramway path in a loop.

Ashton Court

My Garmin is trying to kill me

With the failure of my Strava app last week, I decided to get a Garmin device. I was very generously bought one as a belated birthday present. I went with the Garmin Edge 25. It’s about the size of a 50 pence piece and attaches to the stem of your bike. The advantage of the 25 over the 20 is that it comes with Bluetooth, so can get it to sync with your phone rather than having to plug it into your usb port with the cable.


Being seen

When I made that decision that I was going to start to ride to work, my biggest concern was being seen.


2nd week of commuting

So the plan of cycling more than once this week didn't really work. Torrential rain on Tuesday and Wednesday did not inspire me to cycle to work.