11 Nov 2013

Back to 10k

Well I definitely seem to be getting my running legs back. I’ve very much neglected running in favour of cycling so far in 2013. Several months this year have seen zero miles of running, but hundreds of
15 Oct 2013

Sports Tech: New road bike – the carbon beast

Well, the Allez (aka Lightning) has done a fantastic job. She was my first taste of road biking since my old Claud Butler ‘racer’ back in my teens. Around 3500 enjoyable, memorable miles of coast & hill
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
12 Oct 2012

Long, Autumnal Coast Walk

A few photographs taken on a 17.5mile Saturday morning walk down the Hamble River from Warsash and along the edge of The Solent to Lee-on-the-Solent.
11 Jun 2012

A Saturday Morning Walk in June

A few photos from a walk down the old canal at Titchfield, along Meon beach and back through Brownwich. A lot of kite surfers at Meon taking advantage of a very strong breeze. Couldn’t help but smile
4 May 2012

Run to work – under 40 minutes

Great run to work this morning. Rather grey skies, but finally a break in the rain. Managed to beat the 40 minute mark for only the third time ever. That’s a couple of Friday beer tokens in
1 Mar 2012

Back On Track?

The sun’s been out, the temperature is rising and I think I might finally have some exercise momentum. Managed three 4.5 mile walks to/from work and two exercise bike sessions of 30 and 40 minutes. If I