Tour of Britain, Stage 5

Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain was from Tavistock in Devon to Glastonbury in Somerset.  We took up position at the top of Coombe Hill or also known as Rosemary Hill, just outside the village of Hemyock.  Another 20% climb at the bottom and then it weaves its way up and flattens off to…

Hello Strangers..

Well it almost seems like we are strangers again after such a long break.  Its taken me a while but I am back again.. eventually.. Apologies for the extended absence there just seems to have been a lot going on recently and writing time has been somewhat limited, along with the lack of impetus to…

Update

Sorry for lack of posts this week. I am away in Devon. Have taken in two stages of Tour of Britain and a hilly bike ride today. Will fill in details of these and any other events on my return. I have a very slow internet connection using my BlackBerry as a modem but not…

Thur Sept 9 – Long Hard and Hilly

Long, hard and hilly ride today.  Just about 100km for me and I met my friend Cyril on the way at Mears Ashby so it was about 67km for him. First stop was Pitsford reservoir for Cyril to get his back wheel fixed.  He had new rear wheel bearings fitted there earlier in the week…

Tuesday 7th September, Ride and Ride Descriptions

The rides that I record on my Garmin can have various descriptions.  Recreational, Fitness and Training.  In my interpretation I use recreational to describe the sort of  rides I take with my friend Cyril as they are usually more sociable and include several stops.  Fitness rides are usually rides on my own and a bit…

Weekend Roundup

So, now its September!  Is this year going quickly or does it just seem that way? My August cycling total was 635 miles, 135  miles more than my 500 mile target.  This month I have set a target of 1000 km (625 miles).  I am going to switch to doing my measurements in kilometres from…