Alpe du Zwift

Third time lucky? I’ve joined this Pack ride twice before and both times I’ve had problems about half way through, the first time I had to have the crank bearings checked and the second time my turbo glitched after a stop and I was spinning as fast as I could to only generate 200 watts.…

2019 Cycling Plans

There’s snow on the ground so we all need some motivation to go and sit on the turbo in the garage…. Here’s my current plans for the year although that could all change if I’m lucky enough to join a UCI World Team for the year 😉 Mallorca training camp 20-24 March 2019 Bucket List…

The Lighthouse

My first training camp

We’ve only gone and booked a training camp in Mallorca…. After last years adventures in La Marmotte Nick, my cycling buddy, and I agreed we would stay in the UK in 2019 and focus on a few of the harder sportives and do a coast to coast in a day. However….. Nick forwarded an email…

Winter Gym Sessions

I’ve joined the gym to try to increase my ftp by a few watts over the winter, I’m currently at 203 but want to get to 250 for next year, only looking for a 25% improvement, how hard can that be? I’m lucky that my daughter is studying sports science at Sheffield Hallam University and…

Where is my fitness?

So the large work contract has finished and I can now start the proper training for La Marmotte 2018, the Strava fitness and freshness chart shows where we I am starting from, not where I wanted it to be but about a month ahead of last year. Let’s hope I can maintain that slope 😉

N+1

    Just picked up a new Fuji Transonic   The Transonic is the culmination of years of aero engineering in the A2 Wind Tunnel that first yielded Fuji’s Track elite and the Norcom Straight. The Transonic is a no-compromise pursuit of speed with control, achieved through optimum stiffness and stable steering geometry. In addition…

Puppy and Lockdown 2.0 procrastination

The combination of a new puppy in the house and Lockdown 2.o procrastination has had a severe impact on my fitness… We are trying to find a family routine that suits everyone, including our new puppy, but that seems to have meant that there isn’t much time for cycling. To put it correctly, what time…