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2017 Goals

2016 was an epic cycling year for me. The main aim of the year was the completion of the inaugural running of the Tour of the Highlands Sportive, which is an awesome three day, 300+ mile event with a ton of climbing. I also aimed to hit my highest ever annual mileage cycling. I planned to commute on the bike …

Double Brutal

It’s the time of year again to go Double Brutal. That’s doing the Sheff Rec Strines Challenge route, 50 miles and loads and loads of climbing taking in some of the Tour De France roads (the wrong way actually) AND a bonus extra 50 miles riding to it. Check the original post from last year for details. The Strines route …

2015 Epic Training

2015 is looking like a high-mileage year for me and many others. For me, there’s the Wales in a Day in September and a 206 mile ride in Newark in July. Plus probably a Coast to Coast in a Day and a lap of the Peak District. Which means I need to do lots of long rides regularly to build …

B&DCC Sparrow Fart Routes

The Sparrow Fart ride is a regular Saturday morning 7:30am ride organised by Bolsover & District Cycling Club. It’s about a 15mph average, hilly ride. Usually about 2 hours of riding over 30 miles. Which then can give the rest of the day for you family/life. I’ve linked from this post all the 10 rotated routes as I’ve re-drawn them …

Double Brutal

Last year, the Sheff Rec Cycle Club announced they were going to run their usual club annual challenge ride as an open sportive with limited places. The route is a tough 50 miles of repeated climbing in the Strines area near Sheffield. It covers ground that the Tour De France Stage 2 2014 will cover. You can see the information …

The Lincoln Blast

Sunday sees the Hill’s Angels hosting a C2C Training Milestone ride. The aim is to ride 100 miles, flat not hilly, because by now, if you’re going to C2C in June, you should be able to ride 100 miles, flat, not hilly. 🙂 So, the plan is to head out to Lincoln, climb Michaelgate, one of the Hundred Greatest Cycling …