Two Big Houses…

Another ride today and another increase in distance, 72km today but no real increase in the average speed but I suppose that goes along with the increased distance, a bit of levelling out.  The ride began and ended with two big houses.  Well almost began with, about 8km after the start I went past Castle Ashby, pictured above,…

Three Counties And PBP…

Well that went better than expected.. I managed an extra 16km on top my last ride.. 61km today, more than I expected and intended.. and the average speed was up by 0.3kph.. marginal gains.. Once again I was slightly reluctant to go out and even as I left I wasn’t quite sure where I was going to…

Another Step On Another Ladder..

This morning I took the second step on the ladder of my latest attempt, the fourth of the year, at getting fit again.  I rode a circuit of just over 50km into Northamptonshire and it seemed to go pretty well.  Todays ride was longer, hillier and windier than the previous one but the average speed…

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…

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…