Volunteering at Thirsk for LEL

I recently volunteered for a few days at the Thirsk Control for London Edinburgh London. I put up banners, sorted out chargers for riders GPSs…

Knock Ventoux 2017

Knock Ventoux 2017

Few bike routes truly deserved the overused term “epic”, but I think Andy Corless’s Knock Ventoux 300km audax is a contender. I rode this in…

Tweaking the bike for Everesting

Tweaking the bike for Everesting

I’m planning my second Everesting, so thought that as well as climbing lots of hills to prepare my legs, I should do something to prepare…

A different kind of challenging

An audax has been described as a journey with an uncertain outcome. If everything goes well, the time limits are usually generous enough for people…

Chilly Hilly DIY 200km Audax

Chilly Hilly DIY 200km Audax

Lately it’s been hard to fit calendar audaxes around family commitments, so DIYs have filled the gaps, both to maintain fitness and to keep a…

Paris Loudeac Paris

Paris Loudeac Paris

It’s not the title I had hoped to be writing, but I guess it’s the most accurate one. I’d never attempted an audax of more…

Bryan Chapman Memorial 2015

Well that was an adventure! Many thanks to Ritchie and the legion of helpers, not just for all the food and patience, but for keeping…

Brevet Cymru 400km

I did this ride last year as my first 400. This year it was my 400 PBP qualifier, so if I really want to do…