...And I would ride five hundred more Today I hit 1,000 miles cycled for the year. This means I've managed to maintain regular rides since January1. Who would have thought it: I'm back on the bike. Last Christmas I was over 13 stones in weight which pushed me into the 'overweight' zone on the BMI … Continue reading I would ride five hundred miles…
Right, I think it's mostly here. My old Web site at http://www.lancewoodman.co.uk is likely to disappear early in the New Year. In anticipation of this I have been overhauling this place to include most of the old content. The menu bar at the top now has fairly comprehensive links to different parts of my professional … Continue reading The big move
After they threw us out of the velodrome we spent a few hours in the Olympic Park. The big screen was great but not enough capacity and a strange propensity for having trees in the way. What a great day out. We were there (briefly).
Inside the velodrome. Pat managed to get us tickets for the Saturday morning qualification session. This was the qualifying for the Men's Sprint, the 250m TT for the Men's Omnium and the round of 16 for the sprint. It was disappointing that Jason Kenny and Gregory Bauge got ride overs in the round of 16 … Continue reading 2012 London Olympics #3
Arriving at the Olympic park.
I managed to get to a couple of Olympic events and spent a day in the park. It's been a fantastic meeting. The next few posts will consist of some badly taken photographs. The first event I went to was the Men's and Women's cycling time trial. I was invited to Surbiton (about 5km from … Continue reading 2012 London Olympics #1
Today Bradley Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France as the leader of a UK-based, Pro Tour cycling team. A British rider, Chris Froome, was second and Brits won seven stages (including three for Mark Cavendish). This is an astounding achievement. I wish my dad was here to see it. He put me on a … Continue reading Tour de France
Yesterday was the first race of the season for me. It was the Southborough and District Wheelers' open 10 mile time trial on a course (the Q10/33) near Tenterden. I've only been training since the start of the year so it felt a bit early to be going flat out. However, the good weather we've … Continue reading Race #1 of 2012
We were in Herefordshire this weekend. We'd been invited as guests to Ross-on-Wye and District Cycling Club's annual awards prize dinner. We were treated royally and had a great time. I made the shortest of speeches (having written the longest of speeches) and got to shake hands with all the prize winners. I rode for … Continue reading Ross Cycling Club dinner
I never thought that I'd be doing this. I've only been back on the bike three weeks, so it's probably a bit premature, but here goes. It's going to be quite a low key season. The work I have lined up precludes many weekend events and there are exciting things going on in the family … Continue reading Cycling targets 2012