https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpTISASA7mo I think the still on the video sums up where I am right now! So as most of you will know I had quite a bad accident and crashed out of the Cycling Time Trials UK National 24hr Championships over the weekend of 20/21st July. An event in which I was defending champion after victory last… Continue reading Coping with unexpected outcomes
You have probably seen the images of broken riders by the road after riding for 24/48 hrs or even longer! Marvelled at the feats of riders such as Michael Broadwith, 3x winner of the UK 24hr Championship & holder of LEJOG record. (a great article on it is here LEJOG Record article ) Or you have watched… Continue reading A novices guide to the world of Ultra Racing
On Sunday 7th July 2019, was one of my target races for the year, the CTT National 100 TT 2019. I have previously had some decent results in this. In 2018 I was 5th and won the Vets award, in 2015 I was 4th , missing the medal by an agonising 10 secs due to two… Continue reading Just how important is it to be aero?
A question I and many coaches will be asked a lot, is, can I achieve some long distance cycling goals, but off limited training time? The answer to this is a resounding YES! Meet Paul Burgess, Paul approached me towards the end of 2018 describing his plans for this year. And they were BIG! His… Continue reading Long distance goals – But short on time? Can I do it?
Now for something a little different. At the end of June I embarked on my first 'bike packing' adventure and cycled the 'North Coast 500'. You can find loads of information on the route here North Coast 500. So why did I embark on this, right in the middle of the race season? Let me explain… Continue reading Riding the North Coast 500