Category Archives: Training

Ready to roule

Wednesday 29 June Up early & we missed doing our normal cycle to the station to start – it’s strange not having everything we need on our bikes in panniers this time & made us feel like we’d forgotten something … Continue reading

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Countdown to Grand Depart

Friday 24 June: Bowl of bicyle-shaped pasta in front of Tour de France 2010 highlights -the prep has started! Saturday 25 June: Miles 40, average 15.7 mph, max 22.4, 2 hrs 41 cycling Picked up our newly-serviced bikes from SigmaSport … Continue reading

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Gearing down & up

Sat 18 June – gearing down Windsor 67miles, average 16 (then 15.4 in final London traffic), max 28, 4hrs 20 cycling This was the start of our taper before we go, so just one day of relatively short & easy … Continue reading

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Extreme

A weekend of extremes: training, logistics, punctures, rain… Sat 11th June 1. 5am start to get down to the Isle of Wight for the inaugural Seaview Steelman Triathlon organised by Rob for a group of friends. Sarah impressed everyone with … Continue reading

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The Chilterns: shake, rattle & roll

Sat 4 June: 65 miles, average 14.5 mph, max 34 mph, 4hrs 27 cycling Friendly cycle: Great to go a bit shorter and easier and have a different ride today, chatting all the way with our friend Stevo.  He took … Continue reading

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Tour of Wessex: hills, rain, conga & pain

Sat 28 May 107miles (longest ever in one day), average 14.6, max 36.4, 7 hr 15 cycling Day 1: Somerset & Wiltshire Very hard! Hilly, showery, windy, but very pretty rolling green Somerset landscape. We whizzed through villages, past tors, Wells cathedral and … Continue reading

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Cycling the castles

Sat 14 May: 75 miles London to Windsor Castle & back We’re getting used to these windy cycle rides! Quick hot chocolate and cake stop in our favourite cafe in Windsor before cycling back and getting hungry enough for a … Continue reading

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Suffolk Sunrise

Sat 5 May: 60miles, av 16. mph (fastest ever to date!), max 26.9 mph, 3hr 40 cycling Suffolk tour Pleased to have clocked our fastest ever average speed – it certainly helped being just breezy rather than a gale.  Good prologue to … Continue reading

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Royal wedding celebratory cycle

Fri 29 April – Royal Wedding: 63.5miles, average 13.5mph, max 29 mph, 4hr41 cyclinng London to Cambridge Fantastic morning watching the Royal Wedding on tv & fuelling up on Sarah’s celebratory biscuits (plus smoked salmon, scrambled eggs & pizza – gotta … Continue reading

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Bike training steps up a gear

London marathon done, 5 days rest and it’s time to get back on the bikes! Suffolk was a good place to start – flatter than many areas, although it didn’t always seem like it! Sat 23 April: 64 miles, average speed 15.0 … Continue reading

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