How many times do you train for an event only to lapse in your fitness afterwards? On my return from the Camino I started to chill a little….. A few days off became a couple of weeks. Ok, I had a few bits of raw flesh needed healing but I also needed another goal. I’m… Read More Cycling through the winter, without a safety net. The winter challenge
We are careering towards another New Years Eve. I hope this year brought you all you decided it would last year and let’s see if we can create enough challenges to lift our lives this year. I’ve already decided what my New Years Resolutions will be. What are yours? I know this year mine changed… Read More A year in the life of my belt!
Cycling is a truly invigorating and liberating experience, enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether you’re cycling to work, to school, to the shops or just for fun, the humble bicycle is an easy way to get more active. Regular cycling can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such… Read More You just can’t escape cycling these days…… The NHS website covers cycling.
After about a couple of months of running I took my trainers back to the shop. Not for an exchange, I just needed some advice. I was suffering random blisters and I felt as though at times the shoes weren’t tight enough allowing my foot to move around creating these little nightmares and at other… Read More Running essentials…… Socks!
This weekend we had planned to go to Scotland. So when that trip was cancelled I was able to join Glen on this charity ride. The ride is 60 miles long and Glen thought it would be fun to cycle from home. I’m not sure if he was joking but as the distance was closer… Read More The Manchester to Blackpool cycle ride becomes a home to Manchester to Blackpool to home cycle ride.
I’d kicked myself for not taking “before” photographs. I thought it was a bit vain but now I really understand why people do it and I was so wrong. But! I’ve just found a few photos on my wife Jill’s Facebook page (Shes the only one that’s really pointed a camera at me lately, I… Read More Look what I found! Before and “so far” photographs of me!
I promised you a list! here. So here it is. I had to go through a list of pro’s and con’s before I could convince myself I could take on the work commute. This list isn’t it. Mine started something like: “Oooooooh cycle to work scheme, which colour bike would I like?” I jest. I’ve done the commute by… Read More 10 reasons to commute by cycle
Just found this on Tesco’s (supermarket) greener living website: Did you know? Get fit and save money by cycling. Regular cyclists are as fit as an average person 10 years younger. Cycling for 30 minutes, six days a week, achieves the same weight loss as three aerobics classes a week. Even if your commute costs… Read More Camino cycling training update.
I arrived home to this email, thought it was worth a mention! Dear Tony, National Bike Month is officially here! With longer, milder days, May is a perfect time to recognize bicycling for the multitude of benefits it provides – improving our health, economy, and environment. Here are three ways to make the most of… Read More American National Bike Month! please read regardless of which country your bike lives in!
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.