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How to Cycle 1220km Powered only by Plants
From Paris to Brest and back again, 1220km in 86 hours fuelled only by things that grow out of the ground
Paris-Brest-Paris – j’ai fini!
My legs are sore and swollen, my hands and back ache, and the less said about my backside the better. But I’m happy.
The Border Raid
What a ride. I’m chuffed to have broken 400 miles for the first time. The wind and issues with the bike made this a real challenge. But it was what all good audaxes are: an adventure.
Losing and Rediscovering Motivation
Our minds are infinitely re-programmable. We’re not like the proverbial ‘old dog’ who can’t be taught new tricks.
Tour of the Borders and Galloway
600 kilometres is a long way. If you were to drive 600 kilometres in a car you’d probably be really tired when you got to your destination and want a nice cup of tea and a sit down. However, on Saturday about 50 of us set off from Ponteland (near Newcastle), aiming to cover that…
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…
Last weekend I completed my third 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…
The Yorkshire Gallop
Yesterday I rode the Yorkshire Gallop – a 200k calendared audax in the Vale of York, starting near Darlington. I would imagine around 40 riders started, setting off at 8am. The forecast was good; sunny with a gentle breeze. We seemed to have a light tail wind to start with, and that combined with riding…