We arrive in Brussels, assuming they still let us in after Brexit, for the 2019 Ride le Loop Tour de France ride on the 28th June and the first stage is the following day, for anyone interested I know that a few of the loops are still available, it is not too late to sign […]Read more "Training, Training and more Training"
It is now a couple of weeks since the organisers announced the 2019 route of the Tour de France. The parcours looks epic taking in some 3460 km and a record number of categorized climbs culminating on day 20 with the 34km push up to the ski station at Val Thorens. To celebrate what will […]Read more "Round Again – Le Loop"
This is a great event. There were riders from all over the world a fantastic atmosphere and huge credit must go to the organisers for the way this has been put together. I think this has now become a bit of a must do for all serious cyclists. Enough of all that stuff – I […]Read more "Grand Fondo World Final – The ride"
For me, now a genuine old git,this is a big deal. The event is in Italy, starting and finishing in Varese. Responsible for getting me here in the condition of my life, is Gary Hand of Espresso Cycle Coaching and Liz, my long suffering wife, she disputes this and agrees it is better than golf. […]Read more "Grand Fondo UCI World championship finals"
So was it the real life or just fantasy. As I woke this morning, it all hadn’t been a dream, the bag of dirty washing, travel weary bike and one notch tighter on my belt told their own story. The tan lines on my arms and legs and the almost healed Clegg bites spoke of […]Read more "Reflections"
Into Paris round the Eiffel Tower, the Chanse E’lysee, the rue de Rivolli and finish. Liz and Megan, who have supported me right through this (I was going to say adventure, but it is more than that) will be there along with John and Sue who like wise through training and the event have been […]Read more "Stage 21 – the final chapter"