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: 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
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
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.
It’s a long way to drive through France down to Roses in Spain, on the Mediterranean coast. We’ve still got another 3.5 hours to go. Then it’s a bloody long … Continue reading It’s a long way.
As I gradually pull together the skills required for leading on a mountain bike, whether in a local playground or out on an exposed ridge at 800 metres above see level, many … Continue reading Leadership
Finally done it, thought about for it for years, organising the logistics always put me off, not to mention finding someone to do it with. I never realised until last … Continue reading Coast to Coast – Way of the Roses
Finally, I’ve done my first UK Gravity Enduro. Its taken me long enough, I remember many years ago listening to Steve Parr (who organises them) discussing his plans for the … Continue reading UK Gravity Enduro R1 Triscombe
Its well known how dangerous it can be, cycling on the road. Big lorries, dumb drivers, careless riders, ice, all kinds of treacherous hazards. Nobody mentions the overweight adolescent female, … Continue reading Eventful Riding