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How I was bitten by the training bug

This time two years ago, I’d just recently written a guest post for Brooks England ‘Just don’t call it training,’ where I talked about my worries that undertaking any kind of organised training would detract from the sheer fun and blessedly […]

How To Ride Faster

One of the things I love most about cycling is going fast. The other is getting airborne and doing jumps, which isn’t really relevant to riding a road bike at all so when it comes to riding asphalt I get my […]

Is My Battle With Training Won?

Several months ago I wrote a piece for the Brooks website about my battle with training. It was a kind of jokey piece, basically saying that I didn’t much like having to ride my bike in a certain way for a prescribed […]

Training Tips For Beginners

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that one of the few things I hadn’t tried on a bike was training. Until now! Over the last month I threw myself into a training challenge #GetCycleFit to see how fit […]

#GetCycleFit moves to the Peak District

Hello pals, and sorry for the big delay in posting anything about my last minute training for Red Hook Crit in London, aka #GetCycleFit or #CycleFitChallenge – I seem to keep flitting between the two hashtags and forgetting which one […]

#GetCycleFit – It Never Gets Easier

‘It never gets easier, you just get a faster,’ A cycling cliche, yes, but a belief I’ve been clinging to with both hands since beginning this challenge a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been finding it really hard to complete […]

#CycleFitChallenge – The Second Week

I’m now in my second full week of Cycle Fit Challenge aka my last ditch effort to get a bit faster and stronger ahead of the Red Hook Crit in London. Somewhat surprisingly, I’ve actually been enjoying having some structure to […]

#GetCycleFit – The Beginning

Good morning! If you’ve not swung by this blog before, firstly ‘hello!’ Secondly, you might like to take a look at my previous posts about my month long #cyclefitchallange with James from High Rise Coaching so that the following can […]

#GetCycleFit – Heart Rate Zones

As I (very) recently decided to dedicate a month to cycling with a purpose, I’ve had to do some fast learning when it comes to the techier side of working out. In the past, the way I would try to […]

#GetCycleFit – Preparation

And it begins! With no time to spare, James from High Rise Coaching and yours truly have got cracking on what’s to be a pretty intense month of cycling, the aim being to see how much difference you can make […]