Qoroz

Some of you will remember me mentioning that I’d been up to the Cotswolds to discuss the Trans Am Bike Race with the guys at Qoroz last month. On the back of that discussion, I am delighted to announce that I will be joining Qoroz as a Brand Ambassador. They have agreed to provide me with a…

Training in North Carolina

One of the purposes of this blog is to act as a personal training log — while this is mainly to give me a record that will keep me honest and committed to putting the miles in, I hope it will also be entertaining and informative! This is what I’ve been up to on the bike…

Endurance Cycling Tips

Kristof Allegaert, the man-machine who won the Transcontinental Race, recently produced a list of endurance cycling tips; while I agree with everything on his list, there are a couple of things I’d add: Long over-night rides In the year building up to a multi-day endurance cycling event, do some long over-night rides. This allows for…

Winter Riding

Apologies for the lack of new posts recently — it’s been a busy couple of weeks. Regular (or at least intermittent) service should resume from now on. I’ve been feeling the onset of winter sapping my desire to ride recently, so thought I’d share some tips that have helped me push through the slump and…

Training So Far

Ever since getting my bike in January I have been trying to get down to some serious training so that the first part of my journey is less of a slog and a bit more enjoyable – given that Virginia has the most overall climbing of any state along the TransAm Trail. I encountered an…

Introductions.

My name is Edward Pickup, and I am 19 years old. On the first of April 2010 I will be setting off on a 4300 mile cycle across the USA, from Yorktown, VA and the Atlantic to Astoria, OR and the pacific. Why cycle across America? I had never really panned on taking a gap…