• 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…

  • 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…

  • Audax Mythbusting

    On Tuesday, I wrote a tweet that set the cat among the pigeons and subsequently got a lot of replies around the reasons why Audax isn’t as popular as (I think) it should be. Why isn’t audax mega popular with all cyclists? Like how sportives once were. It generally costs less than a tenner, you get loads of often homemade…

  • Watt’s going on?

    It’s been a short while since I updated my blog but rest assured I’ve been doing so much cycling, which is probably why. For those unaware, a few weeks ago a drunk guy walked out on me as I was cycling down the side of some stationary traffic. I broke my wheels but I’m otherwise fine and it’s a shame…

  • Cycling in Bergen, Norway

    I took a trip to Bergen, Norway on the second May bank holiday weekend. I’d never been there before, I didn’t know anyone there, I’d never ridden on the “wrong” side of the road and I’d never ridden over 100 miles on my own, so I thought I’d tick both off in one weekend. The prep Sometimes I’m incredibly organised…