VLOG: Gran Canaria training camp paradise

One of my resolutions this year that I didn’t have to abandon due to reasons out of my control (I had all kinds of cycling plans I couldn’t fulfil due to injury etc) was to create more videos for my YouTube channel.

In order to do this, I have to walk about on my own chatting into a screen like a lunatic and try not to get too embarrassed about filming everyone, everything and all that I do. I often explain to people beforehand that I’m making an edit just so I don’t feel like such a narcissistic arse but it’s hard not to, so I often sneak off around corners to talk to the camera. Having said that. the more I do it, the less I care about that kind of thing so I guess I just need to keep at it!




I could really do with a new camera and a mic as I’m just using a camera phone at the moment but I’m still learning the ropes at the moment and therefore don’t really want to invest. What I really need to do first is refine the process – I generally end up filming too much of the wrong stuff and too little of the right so it can be really time consuming and occasionally takes away too much from the experience I’m meant to be enjoying. But on the whole, t’s a fun process to get to grips with, editing in particular.

My most recent trip was to Gran Canaria with Polartec on the Follow Contador training camp (read all about it here!) so of course I wasted no time in whipping out my phone to capture the three days cycling up mountains and the frequent dips in swimming pools.

It was one of the best trips I’ve been on in a long while, despite the fact my fitness was a bit off the mark.

Check out the video to see where we rode and what we got up to and if you like what you see, subscribe to my fledgling channel. I’d love to hear any comments you have, find out what videos you’d like to see in the future or if you’ve any tips, please share!


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