Friday, 04 August 2017 10:37

Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100

 

When it comes to closed road sportives Prudential Ride London is the biggest. With thirty thousand riders attempting either 46 miles or, as nearly twenty five thousand do, the 100 mile version. A legacy event from 2012 the event is massivly over subscribed and just like it's sister event the London Marathon , it can be difficult to get a place. This year I was lucky enough to be invited to ride so I headed to that London to see why eighty thousand apply every year to ride through a city.

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#DolomitesVives: shows, emotions and sustainability on stage at the Sella Pass

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I've got a confession. Although I know I'm extremely photogenic and I'm unaware the camera is pointed in my direction on most occasions, I may just be a little bit of a poser. No don't argue with me I am honestly, trust me.

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 09:45

Etape Loch Ness

I heard the excitement in her voice, Well as much excitement as a Yorkshire accent can actually convey, "A closed road sportive around Loch Ness, I've got to do that." Problem was the only spaces available were charity and I don't get why people should sponsor me to enjoy myself so I didn't fancy it but Julie being new to proper cycling ie road it was still enough of a challenge to warrant it. So in the depths of a Scottish spring we made our way to Inverness.

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After two years of research and development, BrightsparkGlobal launches a crowdfunding campaign to make its sought-after product available.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:56

Things to do on a Bike This Year: Mountain Biking

I'll be honest I don't do anywhere near enough mountain biking. Before I succumbed to the lure of Lycra and shaved legs I liked nothing better than tearing around Afan. Well that might be stretching the truth a little. I smoked so I pushed up the climbs and I'm a bit of a wimp so I used a lot of back brake on the descents, but even the worst day I ever had on the Knobblies was still a beautiful day in part. Mountain Biking always leaves me smiling.

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Monday, 27 June 2016 08:52

Mountain Mayhem 2016

Like all 40 something cyclists I'm a bit of a frustrated racer. I'd love to race road but due to the medication I take for ADHD I'd have to go through the faff of organising a Therapeutic Use Exemption Certificate and be prohibited from taking it on race day. I'm useless without it so I'm in a bind. Three years on I'm still not any closer to making a decision so when the chance to race as part of a sponsors team at Mountain Mayhem the 24hr Endurance Mountain Bike event came along I purchased some baggies, grew my leg hair and headed off to the Princess Royal's back garden ie Gatcombe Park, to make my competitive debut.

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