Monthly Archives: May 2011

King Of The Downs Part 2

Nearly half way, the rain had stopped and I was feeling OK. The wind had picked up but at our backs. If it stayed coming form the south west the last stretch home was going to be tough that was something to … Continue reading

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King Of The Downs Part 1

The King of the Downs Sportive event, part of the Ride-It series organised by Evans has a reputation for throwing everything at you and testing every fibre and it certainly lived up to its billing this year. Chris Hale told me that … Continue reading

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Cycling – It’s A Mental Thing

After the almost euphoria of finishing the Suffolk Sunrise, the revelation of riding with other people and the satisfaction of not feeling ruined afterwards, the following weekend’s cycling felt like coming down to earth with a bump. My preparation was … Continue reading

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Suffolk Sunrise 100

A few firsts last weekend - first organised cycling event and first time attempting 100 miles. We signed up to the Suffolk Sunrise about three months ago and now the day had finally arrived we were all a bit jittery and nervous. After a … Continue reading

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The View From Another Saddle

Alan Dickinson has been out cycling with me a few times now. This is his account. Out with Steve Girdler 1  The day dawned and it looked to be a pleasant day, the sun was shining, but it was 7:30 … Continue reading

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A Right Royal Cycle – Or Not

A few days off taking advantage of the extended weekends, record-breaking weather for April means just one thing - more cycling. My poor family has learnt how to survive without me (it appears distressingly easy). I’ve notched up around 300 miles over the … Continue reading

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