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ride 2015 – october

road bike gets an outing

Well October was a bit of a mixed month for riding.

The month started and ended well kicking off with surprisingly high levels of motivation in part as a result from the warm weather and ending with reaching the 150 target.

Unfortunately the riding was interrupted somewhat by a [...]

ride 2015 – august

cake and coffee alps edition

August kicked off with the long awaited jaunt to the alps which I have been absolutely rubbish in doing any kind of write up about about. Suffice to say there was fantastic riding, some fantastical crashes and amazingly a near complete week of sunshine.

There were a bunch of [...]

ride 2015 – june

rich on cross border trail

During June I managed 2 visits south of the border to ride in England – an eventful weekend at Kielder and also the return after a 2 year absense to Mountain Mayhem.

So at the halfway point of 2015 time to look at the facts and figures so far…


ride2015 – march

the road bikes came out of hibernation

A month of contrasting weather and riding takes me to the 1/4 point of 2015 and remaining on target to hit the 150 milestone of rides this year. March saw not only the first event of 2015 but also the first MAMIL outing of the year…



Muckmedden 6hour report

muckmedden 6 hour

I think the tweet below pretty much sums up overall feeling about muckmedden…was a somewhat challenging course and event.

Word of the day at the #Muckmedden6hour? 'Brutal'. Thanks for riding, marshalling, cheering & sponsoring! Full results asap.

— Muckmedden (@muckmedden) March 8, 2015


ride2015 – february

let them eat cake

As well as being the shorted month of the year I have a sneaking suspicion that February might end up being the busiest month of 2015.!! As well as getting hitched also managed to get out on 15 rides during the 28 days of February.

It was also the month [...]

ride2015 january

In to a new year and a new target!

Having met last years target of riding 4,000 miles a new target was needed for 2015.

After much thought and mainly ’cause I didn’t quite reach it last year this tears aim is to do 150 non-commuting rides during 2015. Rides could be on the road, [...]

Quick favour for a friend if you would.

I’ve got a friend (yes unlikely I know but true) who runs a self catering holiday place in France, he’s looking to attract more cycling types and was asking for a bit of advice. What do you look for in accommodation on a cycling holiday?

I need to find out where it is but are [...]

…. and first ride of 2015

Brass Monkey Round 3 stats

Given the amount of turkey and Christmas Pudding I caned over the Crimbo period, it was maybe not the best idea to make my first ride of 2015 a four hour endurance race given that my last event was a bit of an epic fail! With [...]

Last ride of 2014

alex 2 bikes

The promise of a final decent day of fine if rather chilly weather meant that we couldn’t possibly give up the chance of a final ride of 2014. Given that we had a day to ourselves and had eaten rather too much over the festive period, we decided to take on [...]