3 Aug 2013

Broke the 40-mile barrier

So today was the day. My weekend in Paris watching the pros has done the trick. After breaking through the 30-mile barrier in June another milestone arrived today. My first 40+ mile ride. I was almost home
25 Jul 2013

Cycling & Sightseeing – A Tour de France weekend in Paris

My dad has been saying for years (and I’ve recently joined him) that we “must go and see the finish of the Tour in Paris one year”. Having failed to secure tickets in time for 2012 I
1 Jun 2013

My first 30+ mile ride

I reached another milestone on today’s ride. I exceeded 30 miles for the first time! It’s been a while coming, but with the increased riding I’ve been doing this year it just sort of came about with
2 Dec 2012

My First Real Attempt At Riding Hills

I have been walking and occasionally running in the hills of the South Downs around New Alresford for a few years now. Our youngest son has music rehearsals every Saturday so have a couple of hours to
15 Jan 2012

First Cycle Ride Of 2012

A couple of photos of low-in-the-sky wintery sunshine from my first cycle ride of 2012. These were taken from the car park in front of the Rising Sun pub in Warsash looking across the River Hamble. This
30 Jun 2009

One Of My First Bike Rides

This is one of my first bike rides since the start of my journey to fitness. I used to go out sporadically on the mountain bike before that, but, hopefully, this will be the first of many