Cycling

admin on May 1st, 2017

Long time since I blogged but a lot has been happening. I was all set ready to represent GB Age group in Germany in June, World Qualifier at Eton Dornay  in May for the World Championships in Holland in September. Several local tris pencilled in. Then my old back pain seemed to move to hip […]

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admin on February 16th, 2016

Have not been on this site for a while. Why? Disappointing injuries. Started with a hip  pain just before the Dart Swim. Following that it got worse with trapped sciatic nerve. Also at that time I had a left rotator cuff injury, physio gave me exercises. Also detected basel cell carcinomas on shoulders. Apart from that […]

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admin on December 4th, 2014

Well, once Christmas is out of the way plus a 6 week break in New Zealand including 10 days on a South Pacific island, it’s down to business. I have been doing some gentle running locally, nothing too taxing, local stuff 5km max. A bit of biking but not much and same with swimming. However, […]

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admin on August 3rd, 2014

Having done the standard distance Aquabike in June I moved up to Middle Distance. This is half ironman distance but not at all in the same league as the real ironman which includes the half or full distance marathon. The nice thing about Aqua is that when you rack the bike at the end of […]

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admin on June 16th, 2014

Having enjoyed my  open water swim in the Thames on June 1, I was ready to TRI again!  I found Aquathon. A triathlon without the run. Off to Ashford on June 15 for Tri-Spirit event. I did the standard distance 1.5k swim and 40k bike. Great venue. Lake temp 18 degrees and a lovely flat […]

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admin on February 8th, 2014

Well, we only averaged 10 mph for this event but that was due to my total lack of hill climbing ability. The course started at Gatwick village and took in flooded roads, hailstorms and gale force winds. It covered nearly 1000m of climbs including the ‘The Wall” or Kidd’s Hill. Although I was extremely slow, […]

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admin on August 18th, 2013

Very disappointing result. No excuses, I was just not up to it. 1:14:08 barely within evens. Worst part is I was nearly the slowest rider. Only 2 slower than me. Not sure if I fancy the longer TTs next year, may focus on the swimming and do a few 10 TT to keep up fitness.

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admin on August 17th, 2013

Steady tapered training now leading up to my big World Championship day on 15th Sept. Fit and healthy at the moment, hope it stays that way. Tomorrow is a 25mile TT at Brenzett. Penultimate rider out of 60 to start. The last rider KT is likely to win, will probably pass me before I’m settled […]

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admin on July 22nd, 2013

The bike ride for nutters!  200km from London to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. It was invented by a handful of bike couriers a few years ago as a trip to the seaside, to get away from London. For full story google Dunwich Dynamo all the history is there. I did the ride with son […]

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admin on October 28th, 2012

I was privileged today to ride the annual 100k event this year with Uncle Les and teammate Mike. Both are knocking on the door of becoming octogenarians. Only a few weeks after his nasty crash when Les broke his shoulder and some ribs he is back on the road and sporting a brand new titanium […]

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