• Autumn Day Out Audax

    On Saturday 12th October, I rode the Autumn Day Out 150km Audax from Trowell in Nottingham. Find out how I got on along with all the rookie mistakes of trying to make my first YouTube video 🤣 The route was fairly ordinary as far as exciting routes go: very few highlights, plenty of Roman Roads, bit of a headwind and…

  • Tarp Tuesday: Episode 1

    When your head’s a bit all over the place, it’s nice to escape the real world and bring it back to basics. A last-minute suggestion from Lorna to fulfil a bucket-list stomp, sleep and swim at Mermaid’s Pool in the Peak District was the perfect remedy. We parked at the foot of Kinder Reservoir and waded through the open access…

  • Paris-Brest-Paris 2019

    When the idea of Paris-Brest-Paris was first floated to me last year, I didn’t think I’d actually complete it. The last time I mouthed off about a bicycle adventure, I didn’t finish it so why would this be any different? PBP is different, though. It’s 6000 friends and soon-to-be friends riding their bikes around northern France’s countryside in late summer…

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    The Fiona Effect

    On Tuesday 6th August after 10 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes of riding her bike 4129km, Fiona Kolbinger arrived in Brest ahead of 40 other women and 200 men to win the Transcontinental Race. You probably heard about it in the news: the BBC front page, Radio 4, CNN, The Guardian – I could go on. The media coverage…

  • Brevet card full of stamps to complete paris-brest-paris qualification

    My Paris-Brest-Paris qualifiers

    First things first: I’ve qualified for Paris-Brest-Paris! On Sunday I finished my final qualifier to complete my BRM Super Randonneur Award 🎉 My blog was offline until recently so I haven’t had the opportunity to write about my rides. Below is a run-through of my Paris-Brest-Paris qualifiers and a brief word on what I’m up to in the remaining days…