Category Archives: Training

3.25 Everest’s and 1.2M heart beats

Took a full week off after the Bikefest, this luckily coincided with a few days in London, but left me too tired to consider riding at the weekend. So instead of the usual update I thought I’d take a look … Continue reading

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Going solo for half of the SPAM Erlestoke Twelve

The plan was to use the Erlestoke Twelve as a bit of pre-race training before the Bikefest the weekend after. By doing the 6 hour solo event, I’d get a feel for what food, drink and rest I’d need for … Continue reading

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The Basque Eclectic Trail Mix

After finding Doug on Singletrack, and having 2 and half great days begin guided by him, I used the excuse of it being my 40th to extend the trip to 5 days. Just the right amount of time on a … Continue reading

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Return of the off road commute and playing in the woods

After a couple of weeks of on road commuting, I finally got round to putting together the off road alternative. I was slightly concerned that the route from the new house would be too long to make it a regular … Continue reading

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The birthday treats keep coming

I got my big 40th present a few months ago, but still loving the tallboy and the way it rides my local dry trails. Almost perfect conditions, with lack of nettles and brambles and with everything dry it’s running fast … Continue reading

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Unpacking both boxes and trails

Having moved house last week, this week was mostly about unpacking boxes, and settling into our new home. I also starting to unpack some of the great riding I now have on my doorstep and was able to get to … Continue reading

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Having a blast at Builth Wells

Given my last event was the Winter Challenge back in frosty January the weather for this event couldn’t have been more of a contrast. In a word gorgeous. I always enjoy the drive to Builth Wells, reminds me of driving … Continue reading

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Jedi bike skills and a return to fitness

The highlight of the week was my Padawan coaching session with Jedi (aka Tony Doyle) from UK Bike Skills, where I finally learn to clear a table top with just a hint of style. I’ve never been the fastest down … Continue reading

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