….it only takes one .. and the rest follow!!… not saying which one!… Read More A Giggle of Breezers
It’s been a bit of a difficult month having been off the bike for the best part of 3 weeks towards to end of August into early September. I won’t go into the bits of me that don’t work properly or keep getting ill. We all have our struggles in one form or another. What… Read More My September HSBC UK Breeze Rides
240 Miles for Brookie Part 2 (click here for part 1) You know when you look at things on a map, the route is only about 6 inches long. I looked at the TdySportive and though … humm, it won’t be that bad, it just goes around in a circle, that’s ok. If I ever… Read More Tour de Yorkshire Sportive
You are still a weird lot! I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked what my average speed over the 3 days was. Frankly I don’t care about that. I only care that I managed to finish it! … BUT for all you stats lovers ….. TOTALS ARE … DISTANCE: 240.2 miles AVERAGE SPEED:… Read More Strava Stats Cycle Challenge
Stood astride my bike I hung my head over the handle bars and thought, … ‘yep jack it in, your crap’ …. I looked to my right and whimpered at the sight of ‘the wall’, looked straight on, hung my head, paused, then thought ……..… Read More Tour de Yorkshire Sportive Training
It’s been hard to sit down today and write. My biggest inspiration is having what we will refer to as a ‘pamper day’ today and it’s hard to think about anything else other than her and what today means to her. Went to sleep thinking of her, woke up thinking of her, had breakfast thinking… Read More Inspired without knowing it
I have had a very inspirational weekend (well, not just this weekend) BUT several things came to a head this weekend and got me thinking. A combination of two inspirational women, inspirational for very different reasons, have lead me to put my pedals into gear and do something worthwhile in 2017. The whole point of… Read More 2016 Success ?
Strava Plotted Ride The way we should have gone 28th August 2016 When my friend Mel, told me he would be coming back to England for a visit and would like to go cycling, brilliant, now where do we go ? With our little group Team Innit Down we have done many weekend rides mainly… Read More Which way to York ?
After far too long an absence, I am back in the saddle AGAIN !! Out of the saddle time started on 4th June when I fell over a blade of grass, the day after completing my longest single day ride to date, for me a staggering 86 miles. Damaging muscle in my right ankle (and… Read More Back in the saddle yet again !!
I am so miffed, that after cycling 129 miles C2C (over 3 days) 30th May then the following week achieving my longest ever single days ride of 86 miles, all WITHOUT incident, the very next day I go and fall over a blade of grass and tare my ankle muscles!! It has been 19 days… Read More Ankle Injury Getting There