I’ve just got back from my practice run to work and back. Glen came with me and we went through Salford and Manchester city centres. total of 40 miles and I’m happy with that for a first time out. I love that bike. Totally different to any other cycling I’ve done (previously owned only mountain… Read More Training milestone, test ride to work and back using the cyclescheme bike, 40 miles.
Another clothes hanger for the hallway….. Not really! but it makes you wonder how many bikes ordered on the scheme are actually used for 50% of journeys to work (the agreement my employers stipulate when ordering a bike from cyclescheme). I’m a bit apprehensive about travelling the distance in to work after such a long… Read More Lean mean commuting machine! The cyclescheme bike has arrived….
You remember the post not so long ago in which I described the paperwork pilgrims carry with them as proof of their journey? (here’s the link ) I thought that it may take some time to get hold of these so I was ready to apply early. Well it’s arrived! To recap I thought getting a… Read More Credentials…. Shmedentials…. (My pilgrim’s passport arrived!)
I think it’s about time I stepped up a gear, if you’ll pardon the pun…. The running is great but my challenge is to cycle 800km across spain on the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela in October, so at some point I need to switch to two wheels in order to train effectively for… Read More Camino to work scheme. I think it’ll catch on…..
It is after all just riding in a straight line right? As long as you keep the pedals turning for 10 hours a day then all will be fine….. I’ve been following the adventures of a group of lads from Christchurch, Dorset, UK. they are cycling the Camino Frances as I type. They have allowed… Read More Think this is easy? Darren McDonnell, Dave Blow and Anthony Foy ride “The Way” for charity.
I’ve been following John Bishop’s week of hell with interest; road cycling, rowing the channel and running from Paris to London over a distance of 295 miles in five days. All to raise money and awareness for sports relief in the UK. Here is a view of the route John took: http://www.sportrelief.com/whats-on/celebrity-challenges/bishops-week-of-hell/the-route As my son… Read More John Bishop’s Week Of Hell in aid of Sports Relief 2012, a year for a challenge?
The high road and the low, the long and winding, the lonesome, the royal. The open road and the private. You have the road to hell, the tobacco road, the crooked, the straight and the narrow. There’s the road; stretching into infinity, boardered with lacey mists favoured by sentimental poets. There’s a more dignified road… Read More A better explanation than I could ever give!
They’ve arrived! check them out. I’ve been using Moo cards for years. Nice to have all the details on hand and the symbol of “the way” the scallop shell on most of them. This blog: Tony Hemans and Glen Eccles will be cycling the Camino Frances from St jean Pied de Port in France to… Read More Contact Cards!
when I decided to do this ride for charity, one of my considerations had to be proving to those who gave their money in support that I had completed the task. How easy would it be to just get the bus? Hire a car? Well, it’s not that hard to prove actually 😉 It stands… Read More The Proof.