Today was to have been my last ride on cycle tracks and canal towpath on ‘Birthday’ Bike. I had decided that before today’s happenings. Never should have ridden tracks on this bike really BUT that was the reason for getting a CycleX. I should have been ok to ride on them BUT on the other… Read More Not the Ride I Planned
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
240 Miles for Brookie Part 1 You would think Part 1 would begin on Day one of the challenge, Tour de Yorkshire Sportive on 30th April 2017, well you’d be wrong. I want to start by telling you a little about ‘Brookie’ and why I chose to challenge myself now, at this time, and why… Read More It sounded like a good number
Strava Ride 18/04/17 12 Days to ‘240 miles for Brookie’ With only 12 days to go to the biggest challenge I have ever set myself, ‘240 miles for Brookie’, yet another person has bestowed their kindness upon me. Louise, a fellow cyclist (when I say ‘fellow cyclist’ I mean she IS a cyclist, unlike me… Read More My New Best Friend
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
Strava Ride 28/02/17: 61 Days to ‘240 miles for Brookie’ Lambasted, I like the sound of that word BUT not the consequences of it! I have been truly ‘lambasted’ today. 10 minutes after I posted yesterday’s blog Jay says … ‘9.30 then tomorrow?’ ……. err, yes?! Jay was due to take me out for 30… Read More Lambasted and beyond
Strava Ride 05/02/17: 84 DAYS TO ‘240 miles for Brookie’ On Sunday I needed to do something a little hillier than I have been doing, in readiness for the epic climbing to come on the Tour de Yorkshire Sportive on 30th April. In my head, on Sunday I was either going to do the route… Read More Psyching Myself Out
With only 87 days before my ‘240 mile challenge’ for Melanoma UK, starting with Tour de Yorkshire Sportive on 30th April, I have to admit that I am kacking it! (Yorkshire term meaning pooing it!) (other dialects .. bricking it, shiting it …) you get my drift. I know I have a body that is… Read More 87 Days to go!!
Strava Ride 04/01/17: ‘116 Days to 240 for Brookie #TDYSportive ‘ Is it worth it! Is it worth stuffing your face with unnecessary fats, sugars, food! After the ride I have had today NO WAY, NO HOW is it worth it! I still feel sick from my 24 miles which I finished at 3pm today… Read More 240 for Brookie Challenge BUT will be worth it!