Randonnée Round the Year

A few weeks ago I completed my first Randonnée Round the Year (RRTY) – a verified 200k audax every calendar month for a year. Here’s how I did it… In May 2018 I did two audaxes over 200k – the Cumbrian 200 and the Mosstrooper 300. The weather for the Cumbrian 200 was spectacular, as…

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Last weekend I completed my fourth qualifier for Paris-Brest-Paris – the Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch 400. It starts at Poynton, near Stockport, follows the north coast of Wales, over to Anglesey, past the village with the long name, out to Holyhead and then all the way back again. I was looking forward to this ride. I had done…

Beyond the Dales we Know

Whenever a storm has a name you know the conditions aren’t going to be great for cycling. Last weekend I took part in the ‘Beyond the Dales we Know’ 300k audax, and Storm Hannah joined in too. It was the second of my four qualifiers for Paris-Brest-Paris. My original plan had been to ride a…