Category : Long Distance

Long Distance / Post - 1 month ago

A good weekend for cycling

It was a very good weekend for cycling – Tour de Yorkshire, Giro d’Italia and near-perfect weather. It was more than enough to want to get back on the bike. Stephane Rossetto – Cofidis I never watch cycling live – only record...

Long Distance / Post - 1 month ago

A good omen

I was going out for one of my feeble one-hour rides at an easy pace. I was cycling out of Oxford up Barracks Lane. It’s a short steep hill. Steep enough for many commuters to get off their bike and push. At the bottom, there was a runner who lo...

Long Distance / Post - 2 months ago

Egoscue method for cycling

The latest thing I am trying is the Egoscue method – ‘Health through Motion.‘ If nothing else, I quite like the philosophy. In summary, it goes something like this. The human body is beautifully engineered and designed to work in h...

Long Distance / Post - 3 months ago

Cycling comeback delayed

I am still cycling after a fashion. Different physios and doctors have suggested riding through the mild pain and discomfort. It sounds good advice. The problem is after 18 months of doing this, it’s hard to muster up much enthusiasm. Especially in c...

Long Distance / Post - 4 months ago

Cycling statistics in UK

Some selected cycling statistics. It would be interesting to go back further in time. Other includes cycling and walking. Share of transport 2016 Source for many of graphs: 2016 National Travel Survey (released 27 July 2017) An updated stat to show...

Long Distance / Post - 4 months ago

How many rest days are needed in cycle training?

When training, I used to frequently asking myself – how much do I need to rest before the next hard training session? The amount of rest is a key factor in determining the quality and efficiency of training. If you gave insufficient rest, training wi...

Long Distance / Post - 6 months ago

The responsibilities of a cyclist

The thing about being a cyclist is that sometimes ‘non-cyclists’ take you as a representative of the cycling world. I remember when a close friend mentioned to me. “I was walking on a path – and one of your lot nearly knocked me off.” It took m...

Long Distance / Post - 7 months ago

Young kid on a mountain bike

Inspired by the National hill climb, I went out for a 30 mile training ride yesterday to Brill. It was a beautiful autumn day, but unfortunately, I was in discomfort by the end of the ride. I was plodding along St Clement’s at a fairly sedate s...

Long Distance / Post - 7 months ago

National hill climb 2017 – results

It looks to have been a great national hill climb championship up in the North East. Both Dan Evans ASSOS Equipe UK and Joscelin Lowden (Lewes Wanderers CC) making worthy champions. It’s not quite the same watching results drip through on Twitt...

Long Distance / Post - 7 months ago

National hill climb 2017

Results: Men: Dan Evans (ASSOS Equipe UK)   3:54.3  (course record) Adam Kenway (Raleigh GAC)      3:59.5 Kieran Savage (B38-Underpin Racing)      4:03.1 Joseph Clark (Cycling Giant Sheffield)      4:04.9 Leon Wright (Race Hub)    4:05.3 Mike Morris...