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Why all quiet since August?

This could be a long story, but I'll get straight to the point. Everything was going well until about three weeks before the...

Training doesn't have to be boring

I've not added to this blog for a while and I think there's one main reason; I've been rather busy riding my bike. Training rides are...

It's Myeloma Awareness Week

I'd like to say that all the following was carefully planned to coincide with Myeloma Awareness Week, but it was more of a happy...

Let's talk about sponsorship

MyelomaUK's London to Paris ride is, without doubt, an epic. One of the things that attracted me to it was that it's run on closed roads...

Do-it-yourself energy bars

After my disasterous under-fuelling (see my last post), I thought it worth talking a little bit about the importance of keeping your...

Fifteen minutes of fame

Well, not really, but it was nice to hear from those lovely people at Myeloma UK asking if I'd like to put forward my story for...

And then it all starts to fall apart

It's not actually that bad, but any little niggle feels like a disaster at this point. A few week ago it was a bit windy. I leaned the...

Training... I think I'd better do some

One of the questions I asked myself when I was thinking about committing to this adventure was 'how much training will I need to do?' To...

My new toy

I'm now the proud owner of a shiny new Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc 105 SE (well, technically not the owner as the commitment to the...

How does a bloke motivate himself?

Answer: buy some new gear. Well it works for me anyway. I know it’s still early to start any serious training for this epic bike ride,...

An interesting start

So, I thought, I know it’s too soon to start any serious training, but let’s go for a slightly longer ride just to see what it feels...

My Story

I thought it best to start at the beginning, with the story I wrote for my JustGiving sponsorship page. Of course this is all about...

What have I got myself into?

Blunder number one: before registering for the ride I looked at the route and in particular how far I’d be cycling each day. Is this...