Distance: 67km Climbing: 2000m Weather: Cloudy 22 degrees. As I heard the bagpipes (they wake up the camp, early doors, with a real, live bagpiper) for the final time, I … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 7 Grand Finale
Distance 76km Climbing 2000m Weather: cloudy 20 degrees. Plan: Solo. Push on as able. The cool weather today was a blessing, with still a lot of climbing and my chest … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 6
Distance: 39km Climbing: 1430m Weather: Sunny. Very hot – Reached 40degrees on the Garmin! PLAN: get back within the time limit. A late start time and no wind meant hot … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 5 TT
Distance: 111km Climbing: 1800m Weather: Sunny 33 degrees. Plan: Didn’t have one. A technical day, both up and down and an enormous helping of sand. Some very broken people, including … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 4 The Queen Stage
Distance: 122km Climbing: 1800m Weather: cloudy initially at a cool 20deg then full on sunshine at 28deg. Powerful Tail wind! The finish line seemed to come too quickly today. A … Continue reading Stage 3 – the Longest Day.
Distance: 106km Climbing: 2000m Weather: sunny 28 degrees. Plan: Keep Michael rubber-side down. Survive the day. A cold start (13 degrees) soon warmed up to the top twenties. Michael was … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 2
Distance: 110km Climbing: 1900m Weather: sunny 28 degrees. Plan: Gently wind up the effort, attempt to move up in category, but without big efforts. Don’t crash. Tough, rough and very … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 1.
Distance 20km Total ascent: 600m Weather: Sunny 23 degrees. Plan: Go steady, loosen the legs, settle in the bike skills.
It’s finally all go. Waiting at the airport, surprisingly relaxed. I think I’ve done all the stressing well ahead of time. No doubt I’ve forgotten something essential, but I’m sure … Continue reading Pre Epic
What a winter so far, it continues to be cold, very cold or cold and wet or cold and snowy. Thankfully, the nights are getting noticeably lighter and my mood … Continue reading I’m doing Cape Epic
Anything can happen in this event, and generally everything does happen. Its often comical, for example I found myself performing a perfectly timed, synchronised, over-the-bars with some bloke into an … Continue reading 3 Peaks 2017
It’s all over. Quite an experience, certainly nothing like I expected! When Adel Tyson-Bloor mentioned this, I initially thought this event was an enduro stage event not a full on … Continue reading End of Transpyr
Right now it’s about 32 degrees in the shade, and has been during each stage. Apparently it’s a heat wave, unusual for this time of year say the Spanish, and … Continue reading Transpyr – halfway through.