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
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
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
This shouldn't take long. I started a new job in May. It has weekend working and a variable schedule which made it difficult to keep to training plans and made weekend racing tricky to programme. So I slowed down then stopped the racing. And then slowed down and then stopped the cycling. I haven't been … Continue reading Cycling review of 2011
I know I'm not riding the bike at the moment, but I've just bought the first photo of me in the new team kit. It was taken in the last few metres of the damp Don Woodman 25m TT near Abergavenny. You can just make out the not very aerodynamic wooden block under the arm … Continue reading First photo
Last weekend we went to Ross-on-Wye for my now annual attempt to ride the Ross-on-Wye and District CC 25 mile TT. The race is run in memory of my father. It's a much longer trip now - over four hours of driving. We stopped at Chedworth Roman Villa on the way there. The torrential rain … Continue reading Race #16 – Is that it?
I haven't ridden a bike for a couple of weeks. Do I feel guilty? Well, yes I do... a bit. This season had been difficult with the house move, but I'd caught up with my training and the fitness levels were good. When the new job came along it allowed plenty of time for training … Continue reading One more race (at least)
I haven't ridden any cycle races recently. When the new job started I stopped entering open events. I reckoned that I needed to devote attention to my new role. I did think, however, that I would keep training and riding club events in the evenings when I was free. This hasn't happened so far. Why? … Continue reading Why no races?
Last night was the fourth Lewes Wanderers' club 10m TT at East Hoathly (G10/87). Conditions were breezy, even windy in places. As last week, most of the headwind was on the homeward stretch, though it was predominantly a crosswind. After a couple of faster rides for the last two weeks I managed to put in my … Continue reading Race #15 – Distracted
No races this weekend. The closest I could have ridden was the San Faiy Ann CC 50m TT but three weeks ago, when the entry was due, I didn't fancy racing that far with so little form. This was a wise decision as it turns out. The form hasn't arrived and it was a stinker … Continue reading Kicking back a little