Category: Cycling

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Cyclocross 2019 – Rnd 1, Tredegar Park

It’s that time of year again, a new cyclocross season, a new reason to ride bikes around muddy fields and a brand new venue for round 1. And what a race it was – flat out all the way and plenty of close contact racing with a huge field of entrants. The Welsh Cyclocross Series...

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Cycling in Cyprus

I couldn’t possibly go a whole week without doing some proper exercise so I hired a bike from Colin at Larnaca Pro Cycles. I decided prior to going out there that I didn’t need a super high specced bike for the type of riding I was likely to do, although the Cannondale Evo Super Six...

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Which Bike?

Don’t worry, I’m not about to buy another bike!! I’m trying to decide what bike to use in a Quadrathlon tomorrow. It’s a fairly flat, grassy off-road course that should be ideal for a CX bike. I used my CX bike last year and it was fine. However, I’ve got a nice race oriented MTB...

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OVO Energy Women’s TOur

I had a slightly different day at work on Friday. Rather than the usual day in the office and labs at the University it was off to Builth Wells for a schools outreach day at the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. It did mean that Marco and I had an early start and a drive through...

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Summer for a Day

The weather wasn’t great last week. There was quite a bit of rain most days as far as I remember and it was chilly too. The sun did come out now and then so I managed a windsurf in the sunshine on Saturday afternoon despite the fact that the morning was pretty wet. Riding in...

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Bank Holiday Weekend Activities

Another bank holiday, weekend, but this one was a little chilly. There were lots of jobs to do as well, both in the house, the garden and cleaning the van. Saturday was therefore spent washing, waxing, tidying, cleaning, mowing and weeding. Things did look a little better once some of it it was done. Riding...

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Sociable Training

I was quite sociable last week. I usually do pretty much all of my training on my own. I find it quicker to do, easier to fit into my schedule and probably more productive too. However, there’s no real focus to my training at the moment. I’m just training and racing for the fun of...

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Non-Stop Sunday

Phew, that was a busy day even by my standards. Saturday was pretty busy as it goes with various garden carpentry repairs but I did get to chill with a nice big curry in the evening. Surf Ski Session Sunday started early with a Surf Ski session from Ynyslas to Borth. It was a lovely...

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The January Doldrums

I’ve been trying to think of things to add to the blog over the past week or so, but we just haven’t been up to much really. I guess it’s just the January Doldrums. It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s miserable and more often than not it’s dark outside. We’re back at work, Christmas seems as...