Bike Stolen in Lyon

Some of you may have noticed that my satellite tracker stopped moving in Lyon as I attempted to ride between London and Rome. On Friday night I stopped at a hotel to escape some fairly torrential rainstorms, leaving my bike locked up in a secure car park only accessible to hotel guests (who had paid…

Buckingham Blinder 400km Audax — Ride Report

Apologies for the lack of pictures — it wasn’t the most picturesque route! Cardiff — Buckingham On the 5th April I went down to Cardiff to ride my second Audax – the 400km Buckingham Blinder — rather than travel down on the day I stayed near Cardiff the night before, meaning that I managed to make the…

The Dean 300km Audax

I’ve been meaning to try an Audax ride for a while, but the stars have never quite aligned — so when I saw that there was a 300km event leaving from Oxford I jumped at the chance to sign up. For those who aren’t familiar with Audax riding (or randonneuring), it’s a discipline of cycling in…

Ups and Downs

Distance cycling has given me a lot over the years, but above all it’s taught me that pushing well beyond my comfort zone can yield great rewards. Pushing hard has taken me to remote and wild places, it’s shown me that I’m capable of more than I’d imagined, and it’s expanded my horizons. But, most…

Balance

Balance I’ve been stuck for a topic to write about for the last week or so. I’ve been out on the bike a lot, there have been some big rides, and the weather has still been abysmal — but nothing interesting or out of the ordinary has happened. Then, reading back through my blog, I…

Late Night Express

It seems that my life has revolved around cycling ever since I began training for the Trans Am Bike Race last September. Don’t get me wrong, I was pretty obsessive about cycling before that point, but things have subtly shifted up a gear during the last few months. I had this epiphany at around 10pm…