Wiltshire council asked residents to give their opinion on how cycling can be encouraged in the county. This is my response.
This weekend I'm riding the 400km on and off-road audax in the style and memory of Mike Hall.
This is the first time I’ve heard it put in such emotive terms, but I know others who are nervous of cycling, especially on the road, due to fear of serious injury.
I've got some longer audaxes planned this year, so I thought I should actually have a training plan for once.
In order to be more organised and hopefully more successful in my upcoming PBP attempt, I’ve created a planning spreadsheet giving me a better idea of where I should be, when.
A couple of years ago I Everested Bowden hill in Wiltshire and found it a good challenge. I was the first person daft enough to do it. Since then I've been thinking about another hill to Everest.
I’m hoping to enter PBP shortly and, having failed to complete it in 2015, I’m keen to do everything to ensure I get to Brest and back within the 90 hour "tourist" time limit.
If you use Strava and a Garmin eTrex 30 and care about that the climbing figures you get are accurate, then you may be disappointed that Strava is ignoring the barometric data the eTrex 30 gives you and working it out roughly by itself