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: 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: 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.
Relative to previous years, Mayhem provided a surprisingly technical challenge, largely due to the preceeding week’s rain. It was certainly a torturous challenge to the legs, for when you weren’t … Continue reading Mountain Mayhem 24 hours 2016
Its been an unusual recovery period after the 3 Peaks cyclocross race. The Tuesday following it, I had surgery on my nose and thus spent the last 10 days on … Continue reading Being nosey and recovering.
Its all over, I didn’t think I was going to win today, then I suddenly came incredibly close to being able to do just that. I was beaten by an … Continue reading 3 Peaks Cyclocross, it was emotional.
I’m stressed, I’m tired and I’m busy. Its all self-inflicted and wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m feeling alive, working towards my plans and goals. Seasons are changing, the … Continue reading Seasons Change
World Cup action. I’m finding it difficult to find time to write at the moment, so many projects on the go. This is a bit outdated but so it is.. … Continue reading August Adventures in the UCI World Cup.
More from Mel about her TDF experiences. A day in the life…. I can’t tell you what it’s like to ride the Tour as a pro, but I can provide … Continue reading A typical day on the Tour