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Sportives: Tour de Broads 40

I'm so proud of Jill.  Not only did she get her first proper road bike last week, but she decided to christen it with a 40 mile ride around the Norfolk Broads (having never even covered that distance before).  This is what happened ... Continue Reading

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Sportives: My debut century at RideLondon

Months of preparation and hundreds of training miles under my belt.  Pockets laden with energy gels, Jelly Babies and carbohydrate drink sachets.  Tyres pumped.  Garmin charged.  Time to go.

I set off for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at 5:45am with a flutter in my stomach as I embarked on my début century and first Prudential RideLondon 100 adventure ... Continue Reading

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RideLondon Training Week 4 – Sampling the gel menu

The week 4 notes say "ride without hard efforts this week", so it was a perfect week to start looking at nutrition for the ride - particularly reacquainting myself with the vast range of energy gels on the market and then proving to myself that I could stomach them in the middle of a ride ...
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RideLondon Training Week 3 – Gardening injury!

Week 3 is when the rides start to ramp up a bit and you spend a little more time on the bike. That is great in principle as it gives you a good chance to see how your legs are feeling over some longer distances, but can easily be kiboshed when you injure your back doing a simple thing like moving some compost in the garden . . .
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