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 […]
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.
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.
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.
I planned Friday as my 1st commute into work, luckily the weather agreed. I was all dressed up with my new cycling tights and my very bright Provis jacket started my Strava app and I was off.
Having signed up for the Tour de Bristol in April, I haven't done any training yet and the countdown is now at 34 days.
We took a trip to the Forest of Dean on Sunday to do the new blue trail from the trail centre there.