“Why ride at night?” you may be asking. It can seem daunting, particularly after (or indeed in advance of) a full days works, and anyway, what is there to see? This blog is some of the things I've learnt about cycling at night as part of my winter training, all gearing towards my 2020 goals. … Continue reading Carpe Noctem – 10 things I’ve learnt about riding at night
I've got some big goals for the coming years in ultra cycling, with a view to qualifying for and completing Ride Across America (RAAM) in 2022 - so getting my body comfortable spending long periods of time on the bike, getting miles in, is going to be a big feature of my training. However, those … Continue reading The Poor Student Audax
This time last week I was suffering - I'd completed a workout but I hadn't got the result I wanted and that started a short downward spiral of deflation, self criticism and low mental health. I'm a perfectionist at heart and my perceived failures hurt. It's something I need to learn how to manage, so … Continue reading Dealing with a bad workout
A few months ago I set out my long term goals, with a five year view of the events and challenges I'd like to take on - those which I considered to be my 'A' events. As we move in to December, I'm looking to the next year ahead and what 2020 looks like.
In October 2019 Guy of Miles for Wishes joined the Lost Souls Cycling Club in tackling the Giant of Provence - Mont Ventoux. How did they get on? Find out in our latest blog.
To all the amazing staff and supports of Make-A-Wish UK, The Run the Peaks challenge has now finished. Collectively the five runners raised £2,500 for their charities of which £500 will be sent to Make-A-Wish UK at the end of September. A definite positive in a challenge that did not end the way I wanted … Continue reading An open letter to Make-A-Wish UK
I’ve read so many posts from people I follow talking about their goals – whether it’s a sub-something distance, a particular event or distance or some dream challenge – it is amazing to see and its inspiring watching people commit to something they are passionate about. However, it does often leave me questioning where my … Continue reading Long term goals
Seeing Mark Beaumont’s ‘Around the world in 80 days’ tour last night, I was interested to hear him talking about the context for him cycling and why he does what he does. Much of what he talked about gelled with me – a lack of interest in racing someone else on his shoulder, but more … Continue reading Why solo?
Its time to raise some more cash, help get more wishes granted and take on an amazing challenge, which is why at the end of May I will be cycling the Welsh Three Peaks, solo, with the aim of breaking the current record. What is the Welsh Three Peaks? Most of us have heard of … Continue reading What is the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge?
Life is full of those questions you just feel like you need an answer for. Unfortunately more and more of those questions I ask seem to start with “I wonder if it’s possible to…” and then end in some ridiculous solo, endurance challenge. While thinking about challenges for 2018 last year, one such thought occurred … Continue reading Can you cycle around the M25?