My First Impressions of the Marin Nicasio

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”

Setbacks and Autumn Joy

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”

Blackpool with a Difference

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”

Mental Health and Cycling

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”

Completed My First Charity Event

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 Reached a Milestone

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”