• fiona kolbinger

    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…

  • Wild camping in the Peak District

    What a night! Lorna and I decided that the wonderful weather forecast warranted some much-needed time outside so we packed our bags and hiked from Bradwell to Glossop with an overnight stop up a hill. Wild camping is so much fun: fewer people/noise, amazing views over some of the country’s greatest landscapes and a feeling that you’re cheating the system.…

  • What about Paris-Brest-Paris?

    It’s only the most important event on the Audax calendar and I’ve put my name down to do it providing I qualify. I’ll spare you the real technical details but essentially I need to get a Super Randonneur Award before the end of June and I’m on track for a May qualification (my 600 is in just a couple of…

  • What’s up 2019?

    First of all…I’M SORRY I NEGLECTED MY BLOG FOR SO LONG. My blog was such a mess and then I changed my job so it was all thrown by the wayside while I figured out self-employment. The good news is I’ve got plenty to be sharing with everyone both from this year and moving forward. So let’s bring you up…