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?
Writing this blog has taken a while, it started as a lot of messy sentences around how I’ve felt about this year, what I’ve done and what I still want to do. So I’ve ended up splitting into two separate posts. The first is a focus on what I want to get out of 2019. … Continue reading Planning for what next…2019
Sisu is a Finnish concept, a word used to describe their national character. Although there is not literal translation in to English, ‘Gutsy’ is often used as a close approximation, Sisu is said to be a grim, gritty, white-knuckle form of courage that is typically presented in situations where success is against the odds. It is … Continue reading Sisu – the unmeasurable trait
Unbelievably it’s been 12 weeks since I took on the Pure Three Peaks challenge, cycling the 450 miles between and then walking up each of the three highest peaks in the UK. It was a good test and loads of fut but am I ready for the biggest challenge yet? In November 2017 I cycled … Continue reading The 5 Cities Challenge – Itinerary
“You must love doing this!” "It must be so much fun!" Questions I am sure many people are asked and ask themselves on a regular basis. Whether it is about our work, a holiday, a hobby or a sport – we hope that we do the things we do because we enjoy doing them, because … Continue reading I’m not loving it
I am a big believer in setting goals. This really has been the basis of my journey so far, setting a goal and then pushing myself a little harder with each one. In 2017 I started by signing up for a Half Marathon and finished the year cycling the 950 miles from John O’Groats to … Continue reading Looking to the next challenge
Tuesday - the day of the trains For a variety of reasons I was unable to take the Sleeper train to Fort William and as such spent the day travelling up to my starting point. Setting off from Little Kimble at 5:11am I arrived in Fort William, via London Euston and then Glasgow, at 4:20pm. … Continue reading The Pure Three Peaks – Complete