‘Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving’
Starting a New Year, I’m not one of those people that set resolutions. However, seeing in the start of 2022, my focus was very much on improving what I had achieved in my cycling adventures from the previous year. I realised that I managed to complete a couple of 100k routes and naturally I thoughtContinue reading “Acheiving my First Century.”
Admittedly I am a fairly new cyclist with only a couple of thousand miles under my belt since April 2020. Most of those miles have been achieved with my carbon bike. However, not wanting to ruin this bike having had it serviced, I bought a cheaper and more robust bike for those more arduous journeys.Continue reading “My First Impressions of the Marin Nicasio”
Merry Christmas to you all! I thought I’d post an update before Christmas. This year has been a year for experiencing new things which has been something positive during these difficult times. As a youth worker delivering activities during lockdown in 2020, it was this that gave me the encouragement to get back on aContinue reading “Delivering Gifts on Two Wheels”
I’m unsure whether any of you has experienced this but sometimes it feels like life is working against you. Recently, I have been subjected to bit infections, a head cold transferred from work colleagues which started to turn into tonsilitis. Then, work commitments escalated, all preventing me from riding. The frustration mounting knowing the fitnessContinue reading “Setbacks and Autumn Joy”
I realise that I have written at length about the sportives in which I have taken part, this time however I want to provide some insight into some of the routes I have cycled throughout this year. If you are anything like me, the thoughts of Blackpool summon kiss me quick hats, Blackpool rock andContinue reading “Blackpool with a Difference”
I’ve experienced a lot since posting last, and during these experiences I have also learnt plenty in terms of handling the bike. I have completed two more Sportives with Velo29. Both my experiences have been positive with this organisation and thoroughly enjoyed those experiences. They offer varying degrees of difficulties for each Sportive. The firstContinue reading “Building Experience and Sportives”
if you have had to spend a significant amount of time away from cycling, you can probably relate. Work has recently took over my life and has diverted me away from my passions and I have found that frustration has set in, the burning desire to get out in the saddle is increasing. The bugContinue reading “A short Update…”
The excitement rises after being closed up indoors working, I feel the open air greeting me while I hear that satisfying clicking sound as I push my foot into the pedal. From that first push I feel the force of the air intensify, lapping around my face. Freedom forces any stresses of the day toContinue reading “Mental Health and Cycling”
I signed up for The Christie Charity ride from Manchester to Blackpool several months ago. At the time of signing up it seemed such a long way off, but those weeks passed by in flash. Yesterday (Sunday, 04/07/2021), I completed it and enjoyed every moment and it was many firsts for me that contributed towardsContinue reading “Completed My First Charity Event”
I’ve unintentionally left a considerable amount of time to post an update, life can get in the way sometimes. My Charity ride is looming, 4/06/2021, this Sunday. I am cycling 100km from Manchester to Blackpool in the UK. I realise that for seasoned cyclists this can be easily achievable, but at the the time ofContinue reading “I Reached a Milestone”
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