• 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…

  • 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…