Blessings In Disguise..

I am writing this on Sunday morning, the morning I should have been up early and pedalling around a 200km Audax down into the Cotswolds. I was prevented from doing so by the events of last weekend that were documented in my previous post. I am thinking in some ways it was a kind of a…

Downfall In Denton…

The weather forecast for yesterday was dull with very little sunshine and maybe a little rain late in the afternoon.  That is just how it appeared when I dressed and set off for yesterdays ride with Team MK.  Shorts and a tee shirt under a sleeveless shirt were the order of the day as it…

Ride To Oxford

Just two days after my longest ride of the year I set off on another, even longer.  Ever since my ride to Cambridge last year I had promised myself a ride to Oxford to complete the ‘pair’ of University cities within striking distance of home for a days ride.  They are pretty much equidistant and…

Battle From Naseby..

In search of longer rides as preparation for the 207km Tour of the Cotswolds I have entered for the 28th June I picked Naseby as my target for yesterdays ride.  It was a total ride of 109km and had over 1100 metres of height gain in the climbs. I planned the route ‘blind’ once it…

Story Book Ride…

Had my second midweek ride of the week today, a pleasant pedal around 72km of one of my favourite rides, especially at this time of year.  Through lots of mainly Northamptonshire rolling countryside with 632 metres of height gain in total. Still quite a respectable average of just over 25kph though.  Just a little main road…

An Eventful Eighty !!!

I made the most of a sunny morning today and sent myself out for a bike ride.  I had decided on a ride of about 80km but I wasn’t sure where exactly I would go.  I thought somewhere in the Kimbolton direction.  This turned out to be a mistake as things didn’t turn out for the…