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…

Motivation: Why Ride?

As a bit of a change of pace from the gear reviews and ride reports I usually post here, I thought I’d answer a question I get asked a lot… Motivation: why ride? One of the questions I’m asked the most — either by strangers whilst on the road or by friends and family when…